Open in the App Open in the App Open in the App

Get key ideas from this and 2,500+ other books in just a few minutes

Get the key ideas from

Small is Beautiful

A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

By E. F. Schumacher
15-minute read
Audio available
Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered by E. F. Schumacher

Small is Beautiful (1973) is a collection of essays by renowned British economist E. F. Schumacher outlining his critique of the Western economic system. First published in 1973, this classic collection, which is now considered to be one of the most influential books published since World War II, is as relevant today as it was in the ‘70s.

  • People interested in politics and economics
  • Mindful citizens who want to understand how our economic system affects the earth

Ernst Friedrich Schumacher, the protégé of John Maynard Keynes, was a famed economist. From 1950 to 1970, he served as the Chief Economic Advisor to the UK National Coal Board.

Go Premium and get the best of Blinkist

Upgrade to Premium now and get unlimited access to the Blinkist library. Read or listen to key insights from the world’s best nonfiction.

Upgrade to Premium

What is Blinkist?

The Blinkist app gives you the key ideas from a bestselling nonfiction book in just 15 minutes. Available in bitesize text and audio, the app makes it easier than ever to find time to read.

Discover
2,500+ top
nonfiction titles

Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with recommended reading lists curated by experts.

Ever read 4 books in one day?
Now you can. Sign up for a free trial—you'll get instant access to the biggest ideas from 2,500+ best-selling nonfiction books.
Created with Sketch.