Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The business of mindfulness......

Schumpeter sees the contradiction as western capitalism seeks inspiration from eastern mysticism.  Full essay here.  Brief excerpt here:
"The biggest problem with mindfulness is that it is becoming part of the self-help movement - and hence part of the disease it is supposed to cure.  Gurus talk about 'the competitive advantage of meditation.'  Pupils come to see it as a way to get ahead in life.  And the point of the whole exercise is lost."

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