“Traditional economics measures the ways we earn and spend our income, but it doesn’t always consider what gives our lives meaning. In response, Clair Brown has developed a holistic model that approaches the organizational structure of an economy by using Buddhist values, emphasizing sustainability, interconnectedness, capability and happiness to promote a more compassionate society. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with collective priorities, Brown argues we will benefit both personally and globally for generations to come”

Clair Brown, an economics professor at UC Berkeley, is the author of Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science (Bloombury Press, 2017).  On 12 June 2017 she gave a talk at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, of where this audio recording was made.

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