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Lecturing On Frugal Consumption in Los Angeles

    On November 19, 2021, Laszlo Zsolnai gave a 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 of the dominating overconsumption patterns of Western societies, namely welfare malaises, global inequality, and ecological overshot. He argued for frugal consumption that can be characterized as (i) mindful (as it serves own’s true wellbeing), (ii) ecological (as it does not involve hurting nature), and (iii) social (as it helps others to satisfy their needs).