- Buddhist economics
Buddhist economics is a set of economic principles partly inspired by
Buddhistbeliefs that individuals ought to do good work in order to ensure proper human development.
The term was coined by Ernst Schumacher in
1955, when he travelled to Burmaas an economic consultant for Prime Minister U Nu, and is used almost exclusively by followers of Schumacher and by Theravada Buddhistwriters such as Prayudh Payuttoand Phrabhavanaviriyakhun.
Schumacher's essay "Buddhist Economics" was first published in 1966 in "Asia: A Handbook," and republished in Schumacher's influential collection "" (1973).
The efforts by the government of
Bhutanare often considered an expression of Buddhist economics: for example, alongside traditional economic indicators, Bhutan uses a ' Gross national happiness' to measures of quality of life and non-economic wellbeing.
* [http://www.schumachersociety.org/buddhist_economics.html E. F. Schumacher, "Buddhist Economics"]
* [http://www.globalsystemchange.com/GSC/Articles.html Articles on Buddhist Economics and Gross National Happiness]
* [http://www.globalideasbank.org/site/bank/idea.php?ideaId=3257 Gross National Happiness and altruistic economics]
* [http://www.buddhanet.net/cmdsg/econ.htm Buddhist Economics: A Middle Way for the Market Place] by Ven P.A. Payutto
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