Buddhist reflections on "consumer" and "consumerism"

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Author: Peter Harvey
Date: Annual 2013
From: Journal of Buddhist Ethics(Vol. 20)
Publisher: Journal of Buddhist Ethics
Document Type: Essay
Length: 5,343 words
Abstract :

This paper starts with a characterization of "consumerism" and the idea of "the consumer." It then explores Buddhist attitudes on wealth and "Buddhist economics" before drawing on these to develop a critical assessment of consumerism as an ineffective and wasteful route to human happiness.

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Harvey, Peter. "Buddhist reflections on 'consumer' and 'consumerism'." Journal of Buddhist Ethics, vol. 20, 2013, p. 334+. Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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