Radical Change: Buddhist Economics
July 14, 2020
The program is part of our series on Radical Change. Clair is an advocate of a Buddhist Economy, a holistic economic approach, where the economy delivers a high quality of life in a sustainable world. Buddhist economics integrates sustainability, equity, and compassion.
Buddhist Economics with Dr. Clair Brown
March 19, 2019
In episode 12 of Good Grief, Aimee and Laura speak with UC Berkeley Economics Professor Dr. Clair Brown in conversation to invite listeners of all backgrounds to imagine an ideal future that benefits all rather than a select few.
Why Buddhist Economics is relevant in today’s world
October 19, 2019
Our year long-series on practice continues and we stray further into the world of politics and economics with this episode’s guest. Economics is a form of human practice of course, and not a solid, eternal fixed inevitability. Like politics, it’s a topic often resisted by spiritual and religious folks. Yet, in a democracy, we would all do well to educate ourselves further on this topic that is so deeply woven into our every day lives and even our sens of ourselves in the world, so why not combine a conversation on Buddhism and economics to elucidate alternatives to a world beyond Neo-liberalism? Does Buddhism have something worth adding this kind of conversation?
That’s just what we have done in this episode with Clair Brown, who is an economist at U.C. Berkley. In this episode we discuss Buddhist Economics, the name of her book on the topic. Clair has been active in seeking to construct and teach alternatives to the free market, neo-liberal economic model we are still living under and Buddhism, along with the work of E.F. Schumacher, plays a role.
Using real world evidence and data, she has been developing policies towards an economics more suited to our 21st century plight and a reduction of suffering globally.
Talkies presents: Buddhist Economics!
January 22, 2019
The biggest problems the modern world faces—inequality and climate change—are twins, says Dr. Clair Brown. The looming catastrophe they pose is firmly linked to free market economics. She suggests a better way.
Finding Peace with Buddhist Economics Finance
March 15, 2018
What if the economy was aligned with the values of ancient spiritual teachings? A healthy living system will circulate goods and services to provide well-being for all people. Exchanges in a sacred marketplace will kindle the spiritual fire, creating greater joy and satisfaction. Through virtuous earning and spending, people will care for each other and the earth, aligning their purpose and values with their money.
In 'Buddhist Economics,' sustainability is more important than GDP
February 11, 2019
In a college economics class, students typically discuss concepts like supply and demand, opportunity costs, and purchasing power. But income inequality and climate change? Not so much.
Clair Brown is a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
“My students in Econ 1 used to come to me, ‘Professor Brown, these models don’t allow us to study the problems we care about. We care about inequality, we care about climate change, we care about global suffering, and these models just assume all that away.'”
Insight on Environmental and Global Health from an Economist
July 2, 2020
Tune in to discover:
- How economics have changed over the last few decades for the better in terms of understanding human interdependence and impermanence
- How the coronavirus has and will continue to change the economy and the way in which companies operate, as well as the way people perceive value and change
- In what three key areas countries need to improve their policies and performance
“Most people go into economics because they want to change the way the world works. Most people really do care about…how well people are living…inequality…the climate crisis, the health emergency, and racial justice, but economists tend to think that all of those things are interdependent in economic systems, and that how the economy works can make a difference in all of those areas,” says Brown, as she explains why she’s an economist.
Mind, Body, Health
December 15, 2018
Dr. Marvin Trotter interviews Dr. Clair Brown, Ph. D, author of "Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science". They discuss the economics of healthcare from a Buddhist perspective.
Y-Vonne Hutchinson and Clair Brown: The Future Of Work
October 3, 2018
International labor lawyer, Y-Vonne Hutchinson, and Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, Clair Brown, explore the positive and negative impacts of technology on the world of work. This conversation was a collaboration with the Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland.
Buddhist Economy: How to pass from self-centered materialism to shared prosperity in a sustainable world
September 19, 2018
According to Prof. Clair Brown, we are facing two major challenges: increasing inequality and ecological crisis. And these two problems are the consequence of the mainstream competitive economic model, popularly called the free market model, which pushes consumerism, selfishness, and domination of nature, leaving people suffering in a world out of balance. Buddhist economics is an alternative, that goes beyond self-centered materialism and provides a framework for an economy that delivers shared prosperity in a sustainable world where the human spirit flourishes.
#70: Clair Brown, Economist, Author of 'Buddhist Economics'
April 5, 2017
Clair Brown, an economics professor at UC-Berkeley and a Tibetan Buddhist, was teaching an introductory course when she asked herself, "How would Buddha teach Econ One?" Brown went on to write the book, "Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science," and advocates for a more mindful approach to how we contribute to society, for example, that as consumers, we should work to simplify our lives by focusing on what matters most to us, buying less and reducing our carbon footprint.
What if 'Buddhist' Economics Ruled Our World? A Conversation Between Host Todd Benton and Clair Brown, UC Berkeley Economics Professor and Author of Buddhist Economics.
April 13, 2017