Buddhist economics : the relevance of an ancient wisdom tradition to today's dilemmas = 傳統佛教文化如何解釋當今社會現狀?
Lingnan Gardeners, Kwan Fong Cultural Research and Development Programme, Lingnan University
Global University for Sustainability
10:30 a.m. -- 12:30 p.m.
G01, Leung Kau Kui Building, Lingnan University
Today's dominant economic philosophy, neoliberalism, pretends to be the most efficient, value-free approach to the subject. Yet, multiple serious problems come in its wake, including a widening gulf between rich and poor, vast ecological destruction and high levels of instability and volatility. Visionary economist, E.F. Schumacher, turned to Buddhism to get a deeper insight into the reasons for the malfunctioning of modern economy. This seminar explored the growing convergence between the teachings of ancient wisdom traditions, including Buddhism, holistic science and ecosystem design that pointed us in a quite new direction and open up pathways to a more balanced, harmonious and sustainable economy.
Dawson, J. (2015, October 13). Buddhist economics: The relevance of an ancient wisdom tradition to today's dilemmas = 傳統佛教文化如何解釋當今社會現狀? [Video podcast]. Retrieved from http://commons.ln.edu.hk/ln_gardeners_videos/8