HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH?: CONSTRAINTS OF POPULATION,TEMPERATURE RISE, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS: A CONCEPT PAPER.

John Barnes, Fiona Jordan

Abstract


How Much Is Enough? Can be thought of generally in terms of sustainability. This paper broadly adopts that approach but also mentions The Sufficiency Economy (SE) Thailand which is derived from Buddhist philosophy and which promotes the idea that we should open our mind and implement practices to the needs (not wants) of all people and that those needs be modest i.e. sufficient.  Proponents of this sufficiency economy were EF Schumacher (19111977) of the UK and King Bhumibol Adulyadejj (Rama 9 (reign from 05-05-1950 to 13-102016) in Thailand.  This concept paper considers major factors influencing the Sufficiency Economy worldwide (not only for Thailand) namely: population (whether it involves growth, stability or decline); changes to global climate; preferred political system/s; preferred economic system/s; preferred standard-of-living; employment opportunity.

Keywords


Sufficiency economy; World population growth and dispersion; political systems; economic systems; standard of living; employment opportunity; King Bhumiphol Adulayadej (Rama IX)

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