Small is Beautiful

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Small Is Beautiful

1973 Cover
Author E. F. Schumacher
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Blond & Briggs
Publication date
Media type Hardcover
Pages 288 pages
ISBN 978-0-06-091630-5
OCLC 19514463
330.1 20
LC Class HB171 .S384 1989

Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered is a collection of essays by British economist E. F. Schumacher. The phrase “Small Is Beautiful” came from a phrase by his teacher Leopold Kohr.[1] It is often used to champion small,appropriate technologies that are believed to empower people more, in contrast with phrases such as “bigger is better”.

First published in 1973, Small Is Beautiful brought Schumacher’s critiques of Western economics to a wider audience during the1973 energy crisis and emergence of globalizationThe Times Literary Supplement ranked Small Is Beautiful among the 100 most influential books published since World War II.[2] A further edition with commentaries was published in 1999.[3]


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With great interest I read up in Wikipedia what it says about E.F. Schumacher.  The publication of the above essays I find especially interesting. This is why I copied this Wikipedia page , hoping it might inspire other bloggers  to find out more about EF. Schumcher.

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