Small Is Still Beautiful

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9780002740906: Small Is Still Beautiful

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.

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'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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