Small is Beautiful: Economics as If People Mattered, 25 Years Later...with Commentaries

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Hartley & Marks Publishers, Aug 15, 1999 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
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Small is Beautiful is the perfect antidote to the economics of globalization. As relevant today as when it was first published, this is a landmark set of essays on humanistic economics. This 25th anniversary edition brings Schumacher's ideas into focus for the end-of-the-century by adding commentaries by contemporary thinkers who have been influenced by Schumacher. They analyze the impact of his philosophy on current political and economic thought. Small is Beautiful is the classic of common sense economics upon which many recent trends in our society are founded. This is economics from the heart rather than from just the bottom line.

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Contents

THE MODERN WORLD 1 The Problem of Production
3
Peace and Permanence
11
The Role of Economics
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About the author (1999)

Schumacher was a Rhodes Scholar in economics and the head of planning at the British Coal Board. He was also the president of the Soil Association and the founder of the Intermediate Technology Development Group.

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and bestselling author of six previous books. He is the architect and leading proponent of reform with respect to ecological practices. He currently operates a nonprofit organization.

Robertson was, from 1953 to 1965, a British government policymaker.

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