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"If greed can be removed, human suffering will come to an end." (Avatamsaka Sutra 22, Dasambhumika)

"The impulse "I want" and the impulse "I'll have" -- lose them! That is where most people get stuck; Without those, you can use your eyes to guide you through this suffering state." (Nipata Sutra 706)

"...my greatest skill has been to want but little..." (Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods - p.64)

Wealth and the right livelihood (translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu)

"To practice Right Livelihood (samyag ajiva), you have to find a way to earn your living without transgressing your ideals of love and compassion. The way you support yourself can be an expression of your deepest self, or it can be a source of suffering for you and others. " ... Our vocation can nourish our understanding and compassion, or erode them. We should be awake to the consequences, far and near, of the way we earn our living." (The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching [Parallax Press, 1998], p. 104)

Economic in Buddhism

Gautama Buddha

Buddhist Economics

Remove Attachment

Define "enough".

Find free fulfillment.

Want but little.

Give freely to charitable causes.

Tackle the greater demons of greed and attachment.

Work for the love, yet not live a life dominated by it.

Understand what money really is and its purpose.

Provide value for free, without an ulterior motive.

Understand the joys of poverty

Live life with deliberate choices.

Understand sufficiency.

Research step #5 of The Eightfold Path: Right Livelihood.

Focus on contentment.

Be mindful of the woes of attachment.

Avoid negative influences.

Volunteer. Help without reward.

Encourage the act of sharing.

Live sustainably.

Love intangibles.

Don't buy objects as status symbols.

Don't identify yourself with the value of your material objects.

Focus on functionality and practicality.

Always have at least one project.

What is it?

Mutually-accepted representation of a value exchange.

Example of change. An evolved form of bartering created for convenience.

Books

Moneyless World

Not being realistic.

Assumes everyone has the same idea of utopia and that everyone is capable of sharing.

Appears naive.

Better to just accept money for what it is, and then work towards non-attachment.

Compares itself to the "old days" and "uncivilized" groups of people. Ignores the imperfections with both. Nostalgic and idealized "memories".

Selfish to try and push such radical ideas, scaring off people who could be helped with less radical-ness. Trying to move too fast.

Eliminating money isn't eliminating the core issue of attachment. No change or elimination of the economy will combat greed and desire. Those things are independent of any form of economy and would continue without money.

Stifles progress, which ignores the human urge to discover, explore and progress.

Positions money as something to be feared. Gives into the false idea that money = power.

Business

"Employing social psychology, advertising manipulates popular values for economic ends, and because of its repercussions on the popular mind, it has considerable ethical significance." <-- Don't do this!

"To be ethically sound, economic activity must take place in a way that is not harmful to the individual, society or the natural environment. In other words, economic activity should not cause problems for oneself, agitation in society or degeneration of the ecosystem, but rather enhance well-being in these three spheres."

1. Here's who I am 2. Here's what I've got 3. Here's what it'll do for you 4. Here's what you can do next

Be anti-hype. Focus on what the product is, and the benefits, but point out that it may not be for everyone.

Transparency.

99% free content, 1% paid content.

Sell specialized "how to" content. Overall concepts are shared freely.