• Small is Beautiful: Study of Economics as If People Mattered See large image

    Small is Beautiful: Study of Economics as If People Mattered (Paperback) By (author) E. F. Schumacher

    $12.16 - Save $4.04 24% off - RRP $16.20 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 1 business day
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionSmall is Beautiful is E. F. Schumacher's stimulating and controversial study of economics and its purpose. This remarkable book examines our modern economic system - its use of resources and impact on how we live - questioning whether they reflect what we truly care about. The revolutionary ideas are as pertinent, inspirational and thought-provoking today as when they were first published in 1973.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Small is Beautiful

    Title
    Small is Beautiful
    Subtitle
    Study of Economics as If People Mattered
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) E. F. Schumacher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099225614
    ISBN 10: 0099225611
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: RN, KCA, KCB, JHBL
    Libri: B-458
    BIC subject category V2: RNA
    DC22: 330
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17610
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069030, PSY000000
    BIC subject category V2: JC, KCSF
    Thema V1.0: KCA, JHBL, RN
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    18 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Before the publication of Small is Beautiful, his bestselling reappraisal of Western economic attitudes, Dr E. F. Schumacher was already well known as an economist, journalist and progressive entrepreneur. He was Economic Adviser to the National Coal Board from 1950 to 1970, and was also the originator of the concept of Intermediate Technology for developing countries and Founder and Chairman of the Intermediate Technology Development Group Ltd (now Practical Action). He also served as President of the Soil Association (Britains largest organic farming organisation, founded thirty years ago) and as Director of the Scott-Bader Company (pathfinders in polymer chemistry and common ownership). Born in Germany, he first came to England in 1930 as a Rhodes Scholar to study economics at New College, Oxford. Later, at the age of twenty-two, he taught economics at Columbia University, New York. As he found theorising without practical experience unsatisfying, he then went into business, farming and journalism. He resumed the academic life for a period at Oxford during the war, afterwards serving as Economic Adviser to the British Control Commission in Germany from 1946 to 1950. In later years, his advice on problems of rural development was sought by many overseas governments. Dr Schumacher was awarded the CBE in 1974. He died in 1977.
    Review quote
    "A book of heart and hope and downright common sense about the future." -- Peter Lewis Daily Mail
    Back cover copy
    With an introduction by Jonathon Porritt ‘A book of heart and hope and downright common sense about the future’ Daily Mail Small is Beautiful is E. F. Schumacher’s stimulating and controversial study of economics and its purpose. This remarkable book examines our modern economic system - its use of resources and impact on how we live - questioning whether they reflect what we truly care about. The revolutionary ideas are as pertinent, inspirational and thought-provoking today as when they were first published in 1973.