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E. F. Schumacher
(1911-1977) born on
Aug 16
Engish economist, write. He wrote "Small in Beautiful," 1973 and "A Guide for the Perplexed," 1977; his works fused economic philosophy and Christian and Buddhist theology.
         
   
F
The heart of the matter, as I see it, is the stark fact that world poverty is primarily a problem of two million villages, and thus a problem of two thousand million villagers.

R
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
A
I have no doubt that it is possible to give a new direction to technological development, a direction that shall lead it back to the real needs of man, and that also means: to the actual size of man. Man is small, and, therefore, small is beautiful.
N
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
K
After all, for mankind as a whole there are no exports. We did not start developing by obtaining foreign exchange from Mars or the moon. Mankind is a closed society.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Small is Beautiful, A Study of Economics as if People Mattered," Ch. 13
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Small is Beautiful, pt. 2, ch. 10 (1973).
N: In "Quotable Business," ed. Louis E. Boone, 1992.
K: Small is Beautiful, A Study of Economics as if People Mattered," Ch. 14
   


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