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“Embracing what Schumacher stood for--above all the idea of sensible scale--is the task for our time. Small is Beautiful could not be more relevant. It was first published in 1973, but it was written for our time.” (Bill McKibben, from the Foreword)
“An eco-bible” (Time magazine)
“Small Is Beautiful changed the way many people think about bigness and its human costs.” (New York Times)
“Nothing less than a full-scale assault on conventional economic wisdom. . . . Schumacher believes economists need a new set of values, to obtain maximum well-being with minimum consumption.” (Newsweek)
The classic of common-sense economics. "Enormously broad in scope, pithily weaving together threads from Galbraith and Gandhi, capitalism and Buddhism, science and psychology."-- The New RepublicSee all Editorial Reviews
Required reading for anyone who is interested to learn of a sustainable economy, sustainable housing, and all things smaller and less wasteful! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sabine Atwell
This book is remarkably ignorant of economic theory. For example, it only refers to Keynesian Economics by name. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael Naaden
Great book! I've learned a lot in it, and you should do too.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
EXCELLENT. If this book was presented to me when I was studying economics I may have actually studied economics. There were times when I wondered if he had a crystal ball. Read morePublished 8 months ago by @insurancebillvj
This book is an antidote for collapsing cities that see their populations relocating to the mega-cities begins with embracing their lack of scale and all of it's undesirable... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ken Kousky
Great Book. I bought this in 2010, read it then, and am now itching to read it once again. Highly recommended to those who want to understand basic economics on a smaller scale. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Dregischan
I own a small business and think people do matter. Not just customers, my workers, my partner, my venders, my growers. Everyone I touch is important to me. Read morePublished on June 11, 2013 by Laurri Lindsey
Starts off well before degenerating into archaic sentiments on women (get back inside!) and education (needs moar god!). If you could buy just the first section, do that.Published on February 18, 2013 by Ryan Boucher