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Still relevant today.
on 3 December 2017
I'm not sure I can add anything to the many other reviews of this book from the 1970s except this. In an era where the issue of climate change rightly dominates debate on what we need to do it is interesting to look at a work that predates our knowledge of climate change but takes a critical look at how we organise our societies - in particular the effects of globalisation. Small, local and involving is the very broad thrust of this book (a gross oversimplification in fact) but is our globalised world dominated by huge corporations and disfigured by gross inequalities an ideal world in any shape or form?
In short, even without the imperative of climate change, there are good reasons for looking critically at our society and economy. Schumacher does this but also points a path to a better future.