Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered
How does our economic system impact the way we live? Does it really affect what we truly care about?
Oxford economist E. F. Schumacher provides an enlightening study of our economic system and its purpose, challenging the current state of excessive consumption in our society. Offering a crucial message for the modern world struggling to balance economic growth with the human costs of globalisation, Small Is Beautiful puts forward the revolutionary yet viable case for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations.
‘One of the 100 most influential books published since World War II’ The Times Literary Supplement
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Review: Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People MatteredUser Review - Jan - Goodreads
Written in 1973, this classic speaks to today's emerging economic trends like buying local, anti-materialism and the economics of human well being (Gross National Happiness). The United Nation's held a recent forum on happiness economics. Brilliant. Read full review
Review: Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People MatteredUser Review - Larsenross - Goodreads
Very readable. The book is a study of economics from many perspectives. I have bought more than one copy. I gave a copy to my daughter. I have re-read parts of the book. The author is critical of our current method of agriculture production. Read full review