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The Case for Frugal Consumption

On November 19, 2021, Laszlo Zsolnai gave an online lecture on “Spiritual Humanism – The Case for Frugal Consumption” in the “Corporate Social Responsibility and Good Governance” course of the Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, Los Angeles.

In his lecture Zsolnai discussed the problems associated with overconsumption in Western societies – namely, welfare malaise, growing inequality, and ecological overshot. He argued for frugal consumption which is (i) mindful (as it serves one’s own true wellbeing), (ii) ecological (as it does not involve hurting nature), and (iii) social (as it helps others to satisfy their needs).