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Means and Ends are convertible terms -- Gandhiji

Ram, Allah, and God are convertible terms -- Gandhiji

I am interested in the means used by man in the making of the ends. I am interested in economics and religion. From the two statements made by Gandhiji I draw the implication

Religion and economics are convertible terms.

What does this new statement mean? What does it mean to say 'religion'? Is it not to say that there is history, a personal history that links us to the past through our parents and grand parents and community? That there is more to life and to that chain of lives than meets the eye? That the physical world, the world of commodities is necessarily simply a subset of a much larger scheme?

And then economics. What does that mean anymore? Is it that markets, the acts of buying and selling, are but a subset of the larger act of living? That an embedded economics requires that we relinquish the fiction that working life involves so-called factors of production churning out commodities?



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