E F Schumacher

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Ernst Friedrich Schumacher. (1911 - 1977). German statistician and economist.

He served as Chief Economic Advisor to the British National Coal Board for two decades, and founded the Intermediate Technology Development Group in 1966.

Key Ideas

  • Human-scale
  • Decentralised
  • Appropriate technologies


  • Small is Beautiful: Economics as If People Mattered (1973).
    • Ranked by The Times Literary Supplement as one of the 100 most influential books published since World War II

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