Small Is Beautiful
|Author||E. F. Schumacher|
|Publisher||Blond & Briggs|
|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. 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 the 1973 energy crisis and emergence of globalization. The Times Literary Supplement ranked Small Is Beautiful among the 100 most influential books published since World War II. A further edition with commentaries was published in 1999.
- Dr. Leopold Kohr, 84; Backed Smaller States, New York Times obituary, 28 February 1994.
- The Times Literary Supplement, October 6, 1995, p. 39
- Schumacher, E. F.; Small Is Beautiful: Economics As If People Mattered : 25 Years Later...With Commentaries (1999). Hartley & Marks Publishers ISBN 0-88179-169-5
- Full Text of Small is Beautiful at ditext.com
- Practical Action home page
- The Schumacher Institute for Sustainable Systems home page
- Multiple translations of the essay Buddhist Economics from the E. F. Schumacher Society
- "Sustainability / Enoughness" from Project Worldview
- Fifty Possible Ways to Challenge Over-Commercialism
- Beyond Simplicity: Tough Issues For A New Era by Albert J. Fritsch, SJ, PhD