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The effects of changes in technology and organisation oflife patterns (should be) taken into careful consideration, and the changes be withheld or introduced on the basis of this consideration. (pp. 253-5, my parentheses) Player Piano again carried the liberal humanist, Buddhist economist, message - though here by awful warning rather than by good example. Before we proceed to consider the position more critically we might briefty note the similarity between the two books. One presents a good society, which we are invited to admire, the other a bad society which wh ich we should censure: the moral viewpoints ofboth authors are the same.
Even more substantial, however, is the possession ofbasic household amenities. Some social groups in the Uni ted Kingdom have limited access to facilities that are normaIly considered necessities. According to the General Household Survey of 1974, 30 per cent ofhouseholds with a non-white head ofhousehold did A BUDDHIST ECONOMICS? 47 not have sole use ofa bath or shower- and 10 per centofthem did not have even shared use ofa bath. C. Clearly, in the United Kingdom, economic growth has some way to go before some of the more basic manifestations of poverty are eradicatedat least in the absence of some very substantial redistribution of property.
That means we don't have any captains of industry or omnipotent financiers. Better still, we have no omnipotent politicians or bureaucrats. Pala's a federation of self-governing uni ts, professional uni ts, economic uni ts - so there's plenty of scope for small-scale initiative and democratic leaders, but no place for any kind of dicta tor at the head of a cen tralised governmen t. (p. 152) And residual differences between people do not give rise to resentment; the islanders realise that all social functions are equally necessary, and those that perform them are hence equally deserving of respect.
After Industrial Society?: The Emerging Self-service Economy by Jonathan Gershuny