Happiness and the Economy: The Ideas of Buddhist Economics

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Laszlo Zsolnai (ed.) Happiness and the Economy: The Ideas of Buddhist Economics. Typotex, Budapest, 2010. (This book may be available at: Typotex)

This book published in Hungarian presents new insights of Buddhist ethics applied to economics and business. Buddhism suggests an approach to economic life, which is radically different from what mainstream Western economics offers. Buddhism promotes want negation and selfless service of others for achieving happiness, peace and permanence. These ideas might seem irrational or at least naïve for the Western mind which is preoccupied by cultivating desires and the instrumental use of the world. However, the deep ecological and financial crisis of our era renders alternative solutions worthy for consideration. Information in English: Contents and Preface.pdf