Small Is Beautiful: Economics as If People Mattered
“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... show more
“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.
Publish date: October 19th 2010
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
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I don't know quite where to put my finger on this book, and the author perhaps shared the same sentiment. There's some eco-idealism, then it borders Luddism, then some insightful perspectives on scaling-down and decentralization.For me at least, it failed to deliver. It's a poof of interesting dust ...
“A Study of Economics as if People Mattered” is the tagline for Small is Beautiful but don’t think this is a boring book on supply and demand. Schumacher doesn’t focus on economics as we traditionally think of the subject, but rather, on how we think about economics, business, and what is right. He ...
The last great finical debacle, the one in 2007, is still affecting people the world over, but the affect is still heavy in American. I was personally affected, my wife and I both lost jobs. We have yet to recover from that. There was a snow storm a few weeks back. It occurred when the Polar Vortex ...
Schumacher discourses on economics, through the prism of an ethics of care and respect for human dignity. Although some ideas are dated and the Christian grounding gives his metaphysical comments a flavour that can't help but put me off, this book contains several insights and ideas which merit inte...