Talk:Small Is Beautiful

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Add page numbers to quotes?[edit]

Page numbers for quotes?!

Intermediate technology and Appropriate technology[edit]

As I recall, Schumacher uses the terms Intermediate technology and Appropriate technology to refer to the same idea. Is this correct? (If so, Intermediate technology needs editing). --Singkong2005 04:39, 6 February 2006 (UTC)

Should be mentioned / linked?[edit]

Shouldn't Emergent behaviour and Unix philosophy be mentioned? Both are so to speak "small is beautyful" in practice. Small things which create complex big systems. (talk) 06:16, 3 April 2009 (UTC)

Mention private ownership ?[edit]

Is it correct to state that Schumacher was opposed to medium and large enterprises because in these enterprises, as there is no private ownership (of a single person) in these. I think he finds the co-ownership (the company being the property of many people) a huge problems as this reduces efficiency, and distorts the working relation; he states:

"In large-scale enterprise, private ownership is a fiction for the purpose of enabling functionless owners to live parasitically on the labour of others. It is not only unjust but also an irrational element which distorts all relationships within the enterprise"

and "If every member of a group puts something into a common pool on condition of taking something out, they may still q uarrel about the size of the shares ... but, if the total is known and the c laims are admitted, that is all they can quarrel about..; But in industry the claim s are not all admitted, for those who put nothing in demand to take something out."

Shouldn't this be mentioned; it seems to be a big of the key argument of him writing the book? KVDP (talk) 07:34, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

The best way to add this is to add these quotes and let them make the point. To do so, you have to include a citation to both of them, including page number(s), the edition of the book, etc. Use the {{Cite Book}} template. Lentower (talk) 21:09, 24 May 2014 (UTC)
It would be helpful to seek independent sources. A lot of articles on books (and other media) simply put forward the content at face value, in wikipedia's voice, which can lead to neutrality problems. It's safe to say that not everybody agrees with everything that Schumacher wrote. bobrayner (talk) 23:16, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Most of article deleted due to lack of sources.[edit]

At [1], another editor deleted most of the contents of this article due to a lack of sources first noted in July 2012. Hopefully, someone will have the time to find Wikipeida quality sources to enhance the article, as well as deal with WP:NPOV and other issues. (If you need help with what is needed, see {{Wikipedia_policies_and_guidelines}}.) Lentower (talk) 14:08, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

- Lentower (talk) 14:08, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

I've restored the content. That should not have been removed and does not require sources at this moment. Viriditas (talk) 21:04, 11 Nov 2014 (UTC)