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Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

by E. F. Schumacher
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Overview

This New York Times bestselling “Eco Bible” (Time magazine) teaches us that economic growth must be responsibly balanced with the needs of communities and the environment.

“Embracing what Schumacher stood for--above all the idea of sensible scale--is the task for our time. Small is Beautiful could not be more relevant. It was first published in 1973, but it was written for our time.” — Bill McKibben, from the Foreword

Small Is Beautiful is Oxford-trained economist E. F. Schumacher’s classic call for the end of excessive consumption. Schumacher inspired such movements as “Buy Locally” and “Fair Trade,” while voicing strong opposition to “casino capitalism” and wasteful corporate behemoths. Named one of the Times Literary Supplement’s 100 Most Influential Books Since World War II, Small Is Beautiful presents eminently logical arguments for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations.



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ISBN-13: 9780061997761
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Series: Harper Perennial Modern Thought
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 180,472
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.84(d)
Lexile: 1330L (what's this?)

About the Author

Born in Germany, Dr. E. F. Schumacher (1911–1977) fled to England after the rise of Nazism and, with the help of John Maynard Keynes, taught economics at Oxford University. He is the author of Small Is Beautiful, the book that "changed the way many people think about bigness and its human cost" (New York Times).

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Bill McKibben

“Embracing what Schumacher stood for—above all the idea of sensible scale—is the task for our time. Small is Beautiful could not be more relevant. It was first published in 1973, but it was written for our time.”

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