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Merging Meditation with the Marketplace April 25, 2014
At the University of California at Berkeley, beginning economics students were frustrated with some of the basic assumptions behind Econ 1: more is always better, an extra dollar of income is the same whether you make $10,000 or $1 million, transactions don't have external consequences. One professor decided it was time for a change. In the spring 2014 semester, Claire Brown offered a course called "Buddhist Economics," which infuses the dismal science with a sense of morality.

Clair Brown, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley