“Small is Beautiful” – 5th Sept 2013

We enjoyed a lively discussion on 5th September about ‘Small is Beautiful’. Views about the book varied from insightful, spiritual and measured, to angry and contradictory. There was a general view that Schumacher was ahead of his time – writing in 1973 about issues such as economic externalities, ecosystem services, and bio-mimicry (although not necessarily using these terms). It would be fascinating if we could get his views 30 years on. Continue reading