How you Spend your Money can Reshape the World – Encore Presentation

January 28th, 2013

(As we join many of you in experiencing on of the worst flu seasons in memory, we bring you this encore presentation of one of our favorite episodes)

Each day we make many decisions about how we spend money. Each decision is an unspoken agreement in support of the company that provides the products or services we buy. This week, we look at the impact of our unconscious tendencies of consumption and the value of deliberately choosing the use of our money. This deliberateness is a catalyst that can transform business and the world.

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Guests

Santikaro

For many years, Santikaro lived as a Buddhist monk in southern Thailand, as a student and translator of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu. Now he and his wife, Jo Marie, nurture Liberation Park, a Buddhist Dhamma Refuge in rural Wisconsin.

From this base, he teaches Early Buddhism and meditation around the Midwest and internationally. In recent years, his practice has incorporated treatment for and recovery from an aggressive lymphoma. He is committed to exploring new forms of healthy community life that practice letting go of patriarchy, consumerism, alienation from nature, and other forms of egoism. He is learning to ride horses.

To read more, go to http://www.liberationpark.org/about/lp_brochure.pdf

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Raj Patel

Raj Patel is an award-winning writer, activist and academic. He has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University, has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world. He’s currently a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a fellow at The Institute for Food and Development Policy, also known as Food First. He is currently an IATP Food and Community Fellow.

In addition to numerous scholarly publications, he regularly writes for The Guardian, and has contributed to the LA Times, NYTimes.com, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Mail on Sunday, and The Observer. His first book was Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System and his latest, The Value of Nothing, is a New York Times best-seller.

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