Small Is Beautiful

Author: E F Schumacher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446468364
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How does our economic system impact the way we live? Does it really affect what we truly care about? Oxford economist E. F. Schumacher provides an enlightening study of our economic system and its purpose, challenging the current state of excessive consumption in our society. Offering a crucial message for the modern world struggling to balance economic growth with the human costs of globalisation, Small Is Beautiful puts forward the revolutionary yet viable case for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations. ‘One of the 100 most influential books published since World War II’ The Times Literary Supplement

Small Is Beautiful

Author: Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
Publisher: Hartley & Marks
ISBN: 9780881791693
Size: 73.17 MB
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The 25th anniversary edition of Schumacher's book of essays on humanistic economics expands on his ideas by adding commentaries of contemporary thinkers who have been deeply influenced by his work and thought.

Small Is Beautiful

Author: Ernst F. Schumacher
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Size: 19.47 MB
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- Book Description: Small Is Beautiful is Oxford-trained economist E. F. Schumacher’s classic call for the end of excessive consumption. Schumacher inspired such movements as “Buy Locally” and “Fair Trade,” while voicing strong opposition to “casino capitalism” and wasteful corporate behemoths. Named one of the Times Literary Supplement’s 100 Most Influential Books Since World War II, Small Is Beautiful presents eminently logical arguments for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations. - Review: “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 )

Small Is Still Beautiful

Author: Joseph Pearce
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497646774
Size: 50.27 MB
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A third of a century ago, E. F. Schumacher rang out a timely warning against the idolatry of giantism with his book Small Is Beautiful. Since then, millions of copies of Schumacher’s work have been sold in dozens of different languages; few books before or since have spoken so profoundly to urgent economic and social considerations. Schumacher, a highly respected economist and adviser to third-world governments, broke ranks with the accepted wisdom of his peers to warn of impending calamity if rampant consumerism, technological dynamism, and economic expansionism were not checked by human and environmental considerations. Humanity was lurching blindly in the wrong direction, argued Schumacher. Its obsessive pursuit of wealth would not, as so many believed, ultimately lead to utopia but more probably to catastrophe. Schumacher’s greatest achievement was the fusion of ancient wisdom and modern economics in a language that encapsulated contemporary doubts and fears about the industrialized world. The wisdom of the ages, the perennial truths that have guided humanity throughout its history, serves as a constant reminder to each new generation of the limits to human ambition. But if this wisdom is a warning, it is also a battle cry. Schumacher saw that we needed to relearn the beauty of smallness, of human-scale technology and environments. It was no coincidence that his book was subtitled Economics as if People Mattered. Joseph Pearce revisits Schumacher’s arguments and examines the multifarious ways in which Schumacher’s ideas themselves still matter. Faced though we are with fearful new technological possibilities and the continued centralization of power in large governmental and economic structures, there is still the possibility of pursuing a saner and more sustainable vision for humanity. Bigger is not always best, Pearce reminds us, and small is still beautiful.

This I Believe

Author: Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
Publisher: Resurgence Books
ISBN: 9781870098663
Size: 39.78 MB
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Twenty years after his death, the ideas of E.F. Schumacher still resonate through the environmental movement. With his deep spiritual vision and rejection of Western materialism and economic exploitation, Schumacher saw the need to give societies, communities and individuals practical tools for change. He is best known for his book Small is Beautiful:?economics as if people mattered, which became an international best-seller. This I?Believe is l the only book that covers the whole range of Schumacher’s thinking l essential reading for all admirers of Schumacher and his work l published to mark the 20th anniversary of his death. This I?Believe will introduce to a new audience the freshness, clarity and profundity of his thinking, which has inspired a generation.

Understanding Economics

Author: Harlan M. Smith
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
ISBN: 9780765604842
Size: 47.96 MB
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Written especially to be compatible with most introductory economics courses, this book encourages readers to apply basic economic principles to their own life experiences. It supplements basic economic training by providing a critical examination of the essential economic theorems and concepts, and the practical contexts in which they can be understood. Smith discusses caeteris paribus, the production possibilities frontier, supply and demand, competition, comparative advantage, wealth distribution, "the invisible hand", utility, elasticity, money and finance, the international economy, macroeconomics, and the future development of economics and economic systems. The book is organized so that it may either be used as a stand-alone text for the short course in economics or as a supplemental work to augment the main "Principles of Economics" texts used in the full course.

The Economist Guide To Management Ideas And Gurus

Author: Tim Hindle
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847650392
Size: 12.99 MB
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This insightful guide, which has proven hugely popular around the world in hardback, not only includes the most significant ideas that have influenced the management of business over the past century, but it also includes entries on the most influential business thinkers of the past and present. Entries on ideas include: Active Inertia; Disruptive Technology; Genchi Genbutsu (Japanese for "Go and See for Yourself"); The Halo Effect; The Long Tail; Pareto Principle ; Six Sigma;, Skunkworks; SWOT analysis; Thin Slicing; Tipping Point; Triple Bottom Line.

Small Business And The City

Author: Rafael Gomez
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442696516
Size: 54.33 MB
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In Small Business and the City, Rafael Gomez, Andre Isakov, and Matt Semansky highlight the power of small-scale entrepreneurship to transform local neighbourhoods and the cities they inhabit. Studying the factors which enable small businesses to survive and thrive, they highlight the success of a Canadian concept which has spread worldwide: the Business Improvement Area (BIA). BIAs allow small-scale entrepreneurs to pool their resources with like-minded businesses, becoming sources of urban rejuvenation, magnets for human talent, and incubators for local innovation in cities around the globe. Small Business and the City also analyses the policies necessary to support this urban vitality, describing how cities can encourage and support locally owned independent businesses. An inspiring account of the dynamism of urban life, Small Business and the City introduces a new “main street agenda” for the twenty-first century city.

Dharma Rain

Author: Stephanie Kaza
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1570624755
Size: 63.97 MB
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Contemporary Buddhist insights on environmentalism are assembled here, with contributions from Basho, the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Gary Snyder, Chogyam Trungpa, Gretel Ehrlich, Peter Mattiessen, Philip Glass, and others. Original.