Small is beautiful a study of economics as if people mattered is a collection of essays by german born british economist e f schumacherthe phrase small is beautiful came from a phrase by his teacher leopold kohr it is often used to champion small appropriate technologies that are believed to empower people more in contrast with phrases such as bigger is better. Small is beautiful economics as if people mattered harper perennial modern thought e f schumacher on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers small is beautiful is oxford trained economist e f schumachers classic call for the end of excessive consumption schumacher inspired such movements as buy locally and fair trade. Ef schumacher was an economist and he wrote small is beautiful to talk about the economic problems we have in the world this book was published back in the late 70s and it has been updated more recently the basic idea of small is beautiful is that our economies in the world are big big businesses have become too big. Born in germany dr e f schumacher 1911 1977 fled to england after the rise of nazism and with the help of john maynard keynes taught economics at oxford university he is the author of small is beautiful the book that changed the way many people think about bigness and its human cost new york times. E f schumachers small is beautiful was the first book on politics i ever read it was the only book about politics i ever saw my father read or heard him talk about it arrived in our cottage in
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