Economics Of Mahavira: [06.01] Poverty and Unemployment - Question of Economic Equality

Published: 12.03.2006
Updated: 06.10.2008

Mahavira said:

anegochitte khala ayem purise

Men demonstrate different attitudes and possess varied capabilities. There are wide divergences in intellectual talent, business acumen, capability to earn wealth, attitude of good conduct and behaviour. Everybody does not possess these in the same measure. Each person possesses different levels of attitudes and capability. As a corollary, equality can only be an ideal and we can consider equality only as a basic concept. On a practical plane, it is not possible to achieve relative equality.

Question of Economic Equality

Mahavira said:

nho neenhe no aeritte
nobody is low, nobody is expendable, and nobody is superfluous.

It is an undisputed fact; it is only the expression of truth. But in, a competitive, practical world, there are relatively less capable individuals and more idle, good-for- nothing individuals. Everybody does not possess the same ability. It is, therefore, obvious that economic equality can be conceived only in a technical sense, it cannot be considered at the level of a practical reality.

In this context, there are four issues before modern economic Systems

  • Eradicating poverty
  • Controlling demographic growth
  • Improving environrnent
  • Removing Unemployment
Sources
  • Economics Of Mahavira by © Acharya Mahaprajna
  • Edited by Muni Dhananjay Kumar
  • Translated by Dr. S.R. Mohnot
  • Published by Jain Vishwa Bharti, University, Ladnun, India, 1st Edition 2000, 2nd Edition 2001

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