There's a few books around looking at whether Buddhist principles can be applied to Economics in the pursuit of an ideal Buddhist society.
One that I quite enjoyed is from P.A. Payutto...Buddhist Economics A Middle Way for the Market Place
By Ven. P. A. Payutto http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma2/becono.html
Quite thought provoking and worth a look given the current state of the global economy.
What are your thoughts on the potential influence of Buddhism on economic principles? Do you have any interesting texts of Buddhist Economics to share?
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