Thursday, June 26, 2014

Economics Lesson

A college Intro to Economics book began, "Man's desires are infinite. But the means necessary for satisfying these desires are limited. This is what gives rise to value." The first sentence was enough to inspire me to leave school and look into the big questions of desire and suffering.

Today I found further evidence of the Buddhist wisdom within Economics, in the form of this quote from John Maynard Keynes:

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.