02/04/2011 09:28 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Buddhist Economics? Raj Patel Suggest A New Way To Define Value

Worried about the meaning of existence? You might turn to Raj Patel's book The Value of Nothing. Its title, however, isn't a reference to how much a vast supply of nothing might be worth, or how to make a buck doing nothing. Instead, it comes from an Oscar Wilde quote: "Nowadays people know the price of everything but the value of nothing."

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