Tag Archives: economics

“Have you heard of Mondragon?”–Daily Metta

November 8: “If one man can produce one ideal village, he will have provided a pattern not only for the whole country, but perhaps for the whole world.” –Gandhi (Harijan, August 4, 1940) Never underestimate the power of a good example. Gandhi never did. Indeed, he wanted to show through the power of one good… read more

“Proving our love”–Daily Metta

August 26: “Instead of talking high of love for the whole world, it is quite enough if we have the natural love that proves its existence by implementation.” –Gandhi (Day to Day with Gandhi, vol. 6, p. 123) Once Gandhi realized that khadi, spinning and weaving would help to uplift the classes made poor and… read more

“Happiness–Key to Economics”–Daily Metta

July 3: “The extension of the law of nonviolence in the domain of economics means nothing less than the introduction of moral values as a factor to be considered in regulating international commerce.” –Gandhi (Young India, December 26, 1924) Morality in economics sounds like an oxymoron.  I can just hear it: leave morality to your… read more

“Economics of Justice”–Daily Metta

January 15 “True economics is the economics of justice.” –Gandhi (Gandhi paraphrasing Unto this last, pp. 50-53, from Sarvodaya, p. 33)   (After reading John Ruskin’s Unto this Last Gandhi established Phoenix Settlement in South Africa.)  A woman steps out of her limousine in front of a five star hotel. Money is falling out of her pockets… read more

What kind of growth?

In this blog-series accompanying our project of updating the Peace and Conflict Studies lectures (we call it PACS 164-c), Kimberlyn David reviews some of the key material of the course from a personal lens in an effort to generate personal reflection and the application of course content. There’s growth that increases stock prices, fosters consumerism,… read more

Exploring Gandhian Economics…

    The Metta Center has a mantra for action: you can do anything you want, as long as you do not degrade a human being in the process. That’s any human being. And because of our interconnection with all of life, when we raise the human image, interestingly, human beings do not lash out on their… read more