In 'Buddhist Economics,' sustainability is more important than GDP
February 11, 2019
Economics professor Clair Brown says the approach can work for anyone who cares about people and the Earth.
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.
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.
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.
#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