E.F. Schumacher argued that our current pursuit of profit and progress which promotes giant organizations has resulted in gross economic inefficiency, environmental pollution and inhumane working conditions. He proposed a system of intermediate technology, based on smaller working units and regional workplaces, utilizing local resources. This follow-up book by his daughter takes up the themes of economic and political "smallness" for the new millennium. It offers an alternative to global consumerism.
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Joseph Pearce is a professional biographer and literary researcher, and is the author of 'Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile', 'Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G. K. Chesterton' and 'Tolkien: Man and Myth'. His first novel, 'The Three Ys Men' was published in 1998. He lives in Norfolk, England.Review:
'A timely reminder of Schumacher's prophetic words; just as relevant now as when they were written 25 years ago! Everyone should read this book.' -- Alan Gear, HDRA 'I welcome this timely reiteration of Schumacher's powerful ideas and philosophy brought up to date for the new millennium.' -- Patrick Holden, Soil Association. 'I read Small is Still Beautiful with great interest ! it captures the spirit of a number of organisations which are ensuring that co-operation makes a difference in the world.' -- David Dickman, UK Co-operative Council '[An] elegant and hard-hitting commentary on today's defective economic orthodoxy and political cowardice.' -- Jonathan Porritt, Forum for the Future 'This book is well worth reading for a contemporary understanding of Schumacher's philosophy.' -- Bob Allen, Social Enterprise Advisor
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0002740907
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 2740907
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002740907
Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002740907