Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered

Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered


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Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher

“Nothing less than a full-scale assault on conventional economic wisdom.” —Newsweek


One the 100 most influential books published since World War II

The Times Literary Supplement


Hailed as an “eco-bible” by Time magazine, E.F. Schumacher’s riveting, richly researched statement on sustainability has become more relevant and vital with each year since its initial groundbreaking publication during the 1973 energy crisis. A landmark statement against “bigger is better” industrialism, Schumacher’s Small Is Beautiful paved the way for twenty-first century books on environmentalism and economics, like Jeffrey Sachs’s The End of Poverty, Paul Hawken’s Natural Capitalism, Mohammad Yunis’s Banker to the Poor, and Bill McKibben’s Deep Economy. This timely reissue offers a crucial message for the modern world struggling to balance economic growth with the human costs of globalization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061997761
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 124,550
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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