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).
"Nothing less than a full-scale assault on conventional economic wisdom. . . . Schumacher believes economists need a new set of values, to obtain maximum well-being with minimum consumption."--Newsweek "An eco-bible"--Time magazine "Small Is Beautiful changed the way many people think about bigness and its human costs."--New York Times "Embracing what Schumacher stood for--above all the idea of sensible scale--is the task for our time. Small is Beautiful could not be more relevant. It was first published in 1973, but it was written for our time."--Bill McKibben, from the Foreword