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E. F. Schumacher (1911–1977)

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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" näytä lisää (New York Times). näytä vähemmän
Image credit: E.F. (Fritz) Schumacher - Photograph by Peter Beckett from cover of Small Is Beautiful

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The book asks what technology may do for humans in the future. Future work, if it is to be humans' salvation, it should provide us with necessary and useful food and services, enable people to use their skills, and help to "liberate ourselves from our inborn egocentricity."
 
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PendleHillLibrary | Mar 20, 2024 |
3.5 stars

"The cultivation and expansion of needs is the antithesis of freedom and peace." p 34

I really liked the first part of this book, which seemed very practical and applicable to the average person. In the next three parts, though, Schumacher focuses more on "big picture" topics and economics jargon is used. There is still solid information in these parts, but they're not as readable.
 
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RachelRachelRachel | 42 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 21, 2023 |
The key part of this book lies in Schumacher's explanations of "as if people mattered."
 
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mykl-s | 42 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 6, 2023 |
There's a quote of Schumacher's in the book as commentary which really gets to the core of the book's message.
"Economics without Buddhism, i.e. without spiritual, human, and ecological values, is like sex without love."
Economics, especially the advance of capitalism, should be considered in the context of priorities & values. The health of a society cannot be measured solely by it's market health & GDP.
A very worthwhile read.
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drmom62 | 42 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 21, 2023 |

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