This book is a collection of essays that challenge the established economic paradigm, arguing for a shift towards smaller, more sustainable systems. The author criticizes conventional capitalism for its focus on profit and growth, suggesting instead that economies should prioritize human well-being and environmental health. He presents a vision of "Buddhist economics," where work is viewed as a means to personal development and fulfillment, not just income generation. The book also offers practical solutions for implementing this new economic model, such as decentralization, appropriate technologies, and renewable energy.
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This book is on the following lists:
- Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
- The New York Public Library's Books of the Century (New York Public Library)
- The Hundred Most Influential Books Since The War (WW2) (Central and East European Publishing Project)