Small Is Beautiful

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Small Is Beautiful
SmallIsBeautiful1973.jpg
1973 Cover
Author E. F. Schumacher
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Blond & Briggs
Publication date
1973
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 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.[2] A further edition with commentaries was published in 1999.[3]


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  1. ^ Dr. Leopold Kohr, 84; Backed Smaller States, New York Times obituary, 28 February 1994.
  2. ^ The Times Literary Supplement, October 6, 1995, p. 39
  3. ^ 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

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