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Caring Economics: Conversations on Altruism and Compassion, Between Scientists, Economists, and the Dalai Lama

Tania Singer Matthieu Ricard

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Picador
01 May 2015
Religion & beliefs; Economic theory & philosophy
Can the hyper-ambitious, bottom-line-driven practices of the global economy incorporate compassion into the pursuit of wealth? Or is economics driven solely by materialism and self-interest?

In Caring Economics, experts consider these questions alongside the Dalai Lama in a wide-ranging, scientific-based discussions on economics and altruism. Begun in 1987, the Mind and Life Institute arose out of a series of conferences held with the Dalai Lama and a range of scientists that sought to form a connection between the empiricism of contemporary scientific inquiry and the contemplative, compassion-based practices of Buddhism.

Caring Economics is based on a conference held by the Mind and Life Institute in Zurich in which experts from all over the world gathered to discuss the possibility of having a global economy focused on compassion and altruism. Each chapter consists of a presentation by an expert in the field, followed by a discussion with the Dalai Lama in which he offers his response and his own unique insights on the subject.

In this provocative and inspiring book, learn how wealth doesn't need to be selfish, that in fact, empathy and compassion may be the path to a healthier world economy.
By:   Tania Singer , Matthieu Ricard
Imprint:   Picador
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 209mm,  Width: 141mm,  Spine: 16mm
Weight:   212g
ISBN:   9781250071248
ISBN 10:   1250071240
Publication Date:   01 May 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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