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

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“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.


About E. F. Schumacher

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E. F. Schumacher (1911–1977) was a German Rhodes Scholar in economics and, with the help of John Maynard Keynes, later taught at Oxford University. He was also the president of the Soil Association, chief economist for Britain’s National Coal Board, and founder of the Intermediate Technology Development Group. His best-known books are Small Is Beautiful and A Guide for the Perplexed.
Published October 19, 2010 by Harper Perennial. 352 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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He also brings to light the problems associated with the disparate inequality of a world that has the richest 1% of the population owning 40% of the world’s wealth, the richest 10% owning 85% of the world’s wealth, and the bottom 50% owning slightly over 1% of the world’s wealth.

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