Author Topic: Less Is More: What Does Mindfulness Mean For Economics?  (Read 1384 times)

grandep

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Less Is More: What Does Mindfulness Mean For Economics?
« on: December 29, 2017, 07:40:06 AM »
While there is no direct mention of stoicism or frugality, this article presents classic Mustachianism ideas by suggesting that human happiness is increased by reducing desires instead of fulfilling them and that consuming less is ultimately better for us and better for the environment. All of this is presented in the context of mindfulness training.

Coming from staffers at the Bank of England no less!

https://bankunderground.co.uk/2016/04/25/less-is-more-what-does-mindfulness-mean-for-economics/

jpdx

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Re: Less Is More: What Does Mindfulness Mean For Economics?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 12:38:36 AM »
That was a good read. Thank you for sharing.

HenryDavid

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Re: Less Is More: What Does Mindfulness Mean For Economics?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 08:05:40 AM »
Mindful people is the last thing retailers want!
Hence the dreamy or compulsive background music, the colours, the shiny mirrors: or the equivalent things in online shopping versions.
It's amazing how consumption goes down or even stops if you build in a one week or one month delay between the thought of a purchase and the execution. You will forget you ever wanted that . . . thing. And the wanting-stuff space fills in with more valuable thoughts.