Buddhist Economics Part 2: Right Livelihood and Universal Basic Income

Autumn has set in New England. The air has turned sharp, the ground swishes with fallen leaves, and the Red Sox are keeping everyone up way past their bed times. Evening cocktails on the beach and afternoons by the pool are distant memories. Books, movies, tea, and old records are back. Our lives are defined by how we spend them. And while we spend the majority of our waking hours working, what we do when we’re not says a lot about who we are and how we see the world. However, time away from work is a relatively new development in the human story. Before the Industrial Revolution, working from dawn to dusk was not only the norm but also a survival requirement for nearly everyone except the most wealthy and powerful. Nowadays, due to massive expansions in productivity across the globe, regular leisure is an everyday part of life, … Continue ReadingBuddhist Economics Part 2: Right Livelihood and Universal Basic Income