Archives For E.F. Schumacher

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.”
– E.F. Schumacher, philosopher and economist, author of Small Is Beautiful,
who was born on this day in 1911 

Poem of the Day:
Charles Bukowski reading his poem “The Bluebird”
Bukowski was born on this day in 1920
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
E. F. Schumacher: He Taught Us To Build Bridges and Plant Trees
by Will Raap
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Great intro to Schumacher’s life & work!
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The Wake Up Call – August 16, 2014


Today I stumbled upon the series of E.F. Schumacher Lectures that are available as 99c Kindle bargains!

E.F. Schumacher is best known for his critique of Western economies and his proposals for human-scale, decentralized and appropriate technologies. According to The Times Literary Supplement, his 1973 book Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered is among the 100 most influential books published since World War II. (via Wikipedia)

Wendell Berry gave the inaugural lecture in this series, but unfortunately it is not available in a Kindle Edition.
HOWEVER, you can listen to the full lecture (for FREE) online by CLICKING HERE.

I don’t know if these titles are on sale or if 99c is their standard price…

Here’s a list of the ones that I think are most important, but I highly recommend that you

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1) Becoming Native To This Place by Wes Jackson
– 99c

2) Call For A Revolution In Agriculture – Wes Jackson
– 99c
3) The Most Important Number In The World by Bill McKibben
– 99c

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A lecture on appropriate technology by E.F. Schumacher , the late author of

Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered.
Paperback: Harper, 1975.
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Part 1:

The rest of the lecture: [ Part 2 ] [ Part 3 ] [ Part 4 ]

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