My interest in Boulding stems from his idea of psychic capital, alluded to here. The idea that we can be motivated to act by seeking to accumulate positive feelings or avoid negative feelings is intriguing. For me, it has a resonance to the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham, but with a less quantifiable aspect. I also suspect it can provide some foundation for behavioral economics. And to the extent that feelings have social foundations, may even provide a basis for some personal beliefs that affect our decision-making.
I also find this quote of his to be insightful.
"Theories without facts may be barren, but facts without theories are meaningless."I would welcome any comments.