E.F. Schumacher | The Sun Magazine

E.F. Schumacher

E.F. Schumacher was a British economist best known for his critique of unfettered capitalism in the West. An early hero of the environmental movement, Schumacher urged the development of local, self-reliant economies and a more restrained, conservative use of nonrenewable resources. Buddhism, which he encountered while working as an economic advisor in Burma, played a central role in the evolution of his vision.

— From October 2009
The Dog-Eared Page

excerpted from
Small Is Beautiful

Economics As If People Mattered

Equally, people who live in highly self-sufficient local communities are less likely to get involved in large-scale violence than people whose existence depends on worldwide systems of trade.

October 2009
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