Economic ethics study of its nature and issues with special reference to Buddhism (Paperback)

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The subject of economics, as it is understood today is complexity, defies any attempt at

giving a precise, adequate definition. Originally, economics simply meant the management of

household resources. The earliest of the modern definitions were usually in terms of wealth.

For example, Adam Smith called his famous work "An inquiry into the nature and causes of

wealth of nation." J.S.Mill considered economics as the "practical science of production and

distribution of wealth." Nowadays definitions lay more emphasis on the problems of

exchange and price determination. Some even define it in terms of welfare, thus representing

economics as a means of studying how through increased production the standard of living of

people could be improved. Alfred Marshall sees it not only as a study of wealth but also as a

study of man. Some of the latest definitions are based on the theory of scarcity and choice,

which gives economics yet another dimension.1

What becomes more clear from above mentioned numerous definitions, is that economics is a

complex, yet composite subject, to a large extent concerned with activities and to a lesser

extent with motives of man adopted by him in the process of securing all kinds of things with

which he aims to satisfy his various wants. These definitions make it clear that economics

also explains the causes upon which the material well-being of humankind depends, the

causes that influence and control the production of goods and their distribution, etc.2

Economics is the basis of our daily lives, even if we do not always realize it. Where it is an

explanation of how people work hard, or people vote, or customers buy, or movements

subsidize, economists have examined evidence and produced theories that can be checked

against practice.3

Furthermore, economics is the study of the production distribution, selling and use of goods

and services. Moreover, it is the study of financial structures to show how a product or

service is cost and what returns it produces.

Product Details
ISBN: 9787321473706
ISBN-10: 7321473708
Publisher: Rachnayt2
Publication Date: October 4th, 2022
Pages: 164
Language: English