Small Is Beautiful

Author : E F Schumacher
ISBN : 9781446468364
Genre : Business & Economics
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Small is Beautiful is E. F. Schumacher's stimulating and controversial study of economics and its purpose. This remarkable book examines our modern economic system - its use of resources and impact on how we live - questioning whether they reflect what we truly care about. The revolutionary ideas are as pertinent, inspirational and thought-provoking today as when they were first published in 1973.
Category: Business & Economics

Small Is Beautiful

Author : Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
ISBN : 3865814085
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Small Is Beautiful

Author : Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
ISBN : UOM:39015006340312
Genre : Economics
File Size : 26.83 MB
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Category: Economics

Small Is Beautiful

Author : Petr Beckmann
ISBN : UVA:X030498802
Genre : Economics
File Size : 63.37 MB
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Category: Economics

Rat F R Die Ratlosen

Author : Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
ISBN : 3498061305
Genre : Conduct of life
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Category: Conduct of life

Small Is Still Beautiful

Author : Joseph Pearce
ISBN : 9781497646773
Genre : Political Science
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A third of a century ago, E. F. Schumacher rang out a timely warning against the idolatry of giantism with his book Small Is Beautiful. Since then, millions of copies of Schumacher’s work have been sold in dozens of different languages; few books before or since have spoken so profoundly to urgent economic and social considerations. Schumacher, a highly respected economist and adviser to third-world governments, broke ranks with the accepted wisdom of his peers to warn of impending calamity if rampant consumerism, technological dynamism, and economic expansionism were not checked by human and environmental considerations. Humanity was lurching blindly in the wrong direction, argued Schumacher. Its obsessive pursuit of wealth would not, as so many believed, ultimately lead to utopia but more probably to catastrophe. Schumacher’s greatest achievement was the fusion of ancient wisdom and modern economics in a language that encapsulated contemporary doubts and fears about the industrialized world. The wisdom of the ages, the perennial truths that have guided humanity throughout its history, serves as a constant reminder to each new generation of the limits to human ambition. But if this wisdom is a warning, it is also a battle cry. Schumacher saw that we needed to relearn the beauty of smallness, of human-scale technology and environments. It was no coincidence that his book was subtitled Economics as if People Mattered. Joseph Pearce revisits Schumacher’s arguments and examines the multifarious ways in which Schumacher’s ideas themselves still matter. Faced though we are with fearful new technological possibilities and the continued centralization of power in large governmental and economic structures, there is still the possibility of pursuing a saner and more sustainable vision for humanity. Bigger is not always best, Pearce reminds us, and small is still beautiful.
Category: Political Science