Verbal Ability - Comprehension - Discussion

Modern economies does not differentiate between renewable and non-renewable materials, as its method is to measures everything by means of a money price. Thus, taking various alternatives fuels, like coal, oil, wood or water power: the only difference between them recognised by modern economics is relative cost per equivalent unit. The cheapest is automatically the one to be preferred, as to do otherwise would be irrational and 'uneconomic'. From a Buddhist point of view of course this will not do, the essential difference between non-renewable fuels like coal and oil on the one hand and renewable fuels like wood and water power on the other cannot be simply overlooked. Non-renewable goods must be used only if they are indespensible, and then only with the greatest care and the highest concern for conservation. To use them carelessly or extravagantly is an act of violence, and while complete non-violence may not be possible on earth, it is nonetheless the duty of man to aim at deal of non-violence in all he does.


According to the passage, Buddhist economists are not in favour of

[A]. measuring everything in terms of money
[B]. using non-renewable sources
[C]. economic development
[D]. applying non-violence to every sphere of life

Answer: Option B


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Viss said: (Apr 27, 2013)  
The paragraph says only if the non renewable resources are indispensable. So we can't chose this directly.

Shaibaz said: (Sep 9, 2015)  
I thought answer is A.

Mr. Se7En said: (Feb 6, 2016)  
Option A - Modern economics measure everything in terms of money is doesn't not mean buddhist are against it.

Option C - Nowhere they discussed about economic development.

Option D - Irrelevant option violence : ().

Option B - No doubt passage is all about comparing modern and buddhist thinking about resource where modern economic measure everything in term of money so their focus is on less expensive fuel and buddhist support non-renewable fuel resources.

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