Posts Tagged "Economics"

Wanting: Teaching Economics as Contemplative Inquiry

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013

Wanting: Teaching Economics as Contemplative Inquiry

A webinar with Daniel Barbezat, Professor of Economics, Amherst College. Prof. Barbezat discusses contemplative pedagogy and the use of introspective exercises in his course, “Consumption and the Pursuit of Happiness.” First-person exercises on this subject are especially poignant for students, as they can directly discover the impact of their own wanting and how it affects their own economic decisions and the markets around them.

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Mindful Shopping: How Smart Consumption Can Benefit Beings

Posted by on Sep 27, 2009

A webinar with Daniel Goleman, Ph.D. September 23, 2009 A talk on current developments in consumer-friendly tools that provide greater transparency regarding the health and environmental effects of the manufacturing, packaging and transportation of products. Goleman discussed how changes in consumer behavior and responsibility are necessary for truly sustainable change. This webinar will not be posted online, but a recording is available for single-viewing/classroom use. Please contact Carrie Bergman at carrie@contemplativemind.org for instructions on how to access the...

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