Small Is Beautiful

Author: E F Schumacher
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446468364
Release Date: 2011-05-31
Genre: Business & Economics

Small is Beautiful is E. F. Schumacher's stimulating and controversial study of economics and its purpose. This remarkable book examines our modern economic system - its use of resources and impact on how we live - questioning whether they reflect what we truly care about. The revolutionary ideas are as pertinent, inspirational and thought-provoking today as when they were first published in 1973.

Improving Maternity Services

Author: Denis Walsh
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 1846190959
Release Date: 2006-06-06
Genre: Medical

This title includes Foreword by Sheila Kitzinger, Writer, Researcher, Activist and Honorary Professor, Wolfson School of Health Sciences, Thames Valley University. Birth centres are suitable for every woman whose birth is straightforward, which accounts for around 75 per cent of all women. This inspirational guide shows how small scale maternity provision has a profound clinical and organisational advantage over large scale hospital provision, including saving of time and money by reducing intervention rates. It presents the thoughts and feelings of midwives and patients and how both enjoy the humane and compassionate care of the birth centre ethos. The book is invaluable for midwives, obstetricians, doulas, maternity care assistants and maternity service planners and managers. It also provides enlightening information for general practitioners and other health and social care professionals, maternity service users groups and academics with an interest in midwifery and health services. "What birth centres do best is simply providing humane childbirth care. There are no high tech gadgetry, doctors or dramatic stories of childbirth rescues that make it into the media. Yet 'miracles' happen inside their walls every day as women have their babies after normal labours and births. Until now, there have been very few books detailing what happens in birth centres so that women and childbirth professionals can be introduced to an alternative beyond the large hospital model. This book provides a window in on the birth centre model and there are some exciting things to find there about childbirth care in the 21st century." - Denis Walsh, in the Preface. "Denis Walsh has one of the most incisive, analytical and brilliant minds in nursing and midwifery research today. He demonstrates the difference between a quality environment for birth where a woman can create her own 'nest', and a technocratic, bureaucratically controlled, highly medicalised and risk-oriented birth culture dominated by the clock, which is most women's experience today." - Sheila Kitzinger, in the Foreword.

Menschliche Ma gegen Gier und Hass

Author: Michael Breisky
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 9783745080636
Release Date: 2018-01-12
Genre: Political Science

Die Aufklärung hat vergessen, der linearen Vernunft mit dem Menschlichen Maß ihre Grenzen zu setzen, und so sind nun viele „große Ideen“ ins Unmaß geraten - ihre Ziele wie Wachstum, Zins oder Markt,Diesen Panzer durchbricht man mit einem Weltbild, das sich auf Überschaubarkeit und die Kooperation der Zivilgesellschaft stützt. In Weiterentwicklung der Ideen Leopold Kohrs, E.F. Schumachers, Martin Nowaks und Charles Eisensteins zeichnet der Autor die Konturen einer zukunftsfähigen Gesellschaft, die sowohl dem Menschlichen Maß als auch der gebotenen Flexibilität und Robustheit genügt. So zeigt seine „Drei-Schritt-Methode“, wo jeweils das Menschliche Maß liegt; und wie mit strikter Regionalisierung sowie einer Reform der Geld- und Zinspolitik der Weg von alternativlosem Frust zu gelungenem Leben gelingen kann. Es ist das eine stille Revolution „von unten“, die – noch immer außerhalb medialer Aufmerksamkeit - schon weit fortgeschritten ist, und die nach vielen erfolgreichen Pilotprojekten nun vor dem Durchbruch steht. Schließlich wird im Zusammenhang mit gelungenem Leben auf die Bedeutung der Spiritualität verwiesen. Man muss sich nur trauen, also Du, ich und unsere Nachbarn. Das Buch ist eine Überarbeitung und Ergänzung des 2015 erschienenen Buches "Halbzeit im Kampf gegen den Mammon". Neu sind Ansätze zu Themen des Populismus und der Europapolitik

Financial Intermediary Distress in the Republic of Korea

Author: Paola Bongini
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Bancos - Corea

During a systemic financial crisis in Korea, the probability of financial distress was greater for large financial intermediaries (such as commercial banks and merchant banking corporations) than it was for tiny mutual savings and finance companies.

Small Is Beautiful

Author: Chakra Karki
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1540679438
Release Date: 2016-11-29

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Small Is Still Beautiful

Author: Joseph Pearce
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781497646773
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Political Science

A third of a century ago, E. F. Schumacher rang out a timely warning against the idolatry of giantism with his book Small Is Beautiful. Since then, millions of copies of Schumacher’s work have been sold in dozens of different languages; few books before or since have spoken so profoundly to urgent economic and social considerations. Schumacher, a highly respected economist and adviser to third-world governments, broke ranks with the accepted wisdom of his peers to warn of impending calamity if rampant consumerism, technological dynamism, and economic expansionism were not checked by human and environmental considerations. Humanity was lurching blindly in the wrong direction, argued Schumacher. Its obsessive pursuit of wealth would not, as so many believed, ultimately lead to utopia but more probably to catastrophe. Schumacher’s greatest achievement was the fusion of ancient wisdom and modern economics in a language that encapsulated contemporary doubts and fears about the industrialized world. The wisdom of the ages, the perennial truths that have guided humanity throughout its history, serves as a constant reminder to each new generation of the limits to human ambition. But if this wisdom is a warning, it is also a battle cry. Schumacher saw that we needed to relearn the beauty of smallness, of human-scale technology and environments. It was no coincidence that his book was subtitled Economics as if People Mattered. Joseph Pearce revisits Schumacher’s arguments and examines the multifarious ways in which Schumacher’s ideas themselves still matter. Faced though we are with fearful new technological possibilities and the continued centralization of power in large governmental and economic structures, there is still the possibility of pursuing a saner and more sustainable vision for humanity. Bigger is not always best, Pearce reminds us, and small is still beautiful.

Small Is Beautiful

Author: Ernst F. Schumacher
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Release Date:

- Book Description: Small Is Beautiful is Oxford-trained economist E. F. Schumacher’s classic call for the end of excessive consumption. Schumacher inspired such movements as “Buy Locally” and “Fair Trade,” while voicing strong opposition to “casino capitalism” and wasteful corporate behemoths. Named one of the Times Literary Supplement’s 100 Most Influential Books Since World War II, Small Is Beautiful presents eminently logical arguments for building our economies around the needs of communities, not corporations. - Review: “Embracing what Schumacher stood for--above all the idea of sensible scale--is the task for our time. Small is Beautiful could not be more relevant. It was first published in 1973, but it was written for our time.” (Bill McKibben, from the Foreword ) “An eco-bible” (Time magazine ) “Small Is Beautiful changed the way many people think about bigness and its human costs.” (New York Times ) “Nothing less than a full-scale assault on conventional economic wisdom. . . . Schumacher believes economists need a new set of values, to obtain maximum well-being with minimum consumption.” (Newsweek )

Small is Beautiful

Author: Markus A. Denzel
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden gmbh
ISBN: 3515098399
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Business & Economics

Interlopers played a significant role in Early Modern world trade. The eighteenth century was a case in point; re-exports of colonial goods such as tobacco, sugar, tea and coffee increased dramatically after 1740. Originally dominated by the Dutch, these activities were increasingly taken over by the English after 1720 - at least, according to the textbooks. But what about the smaller players on the world trade scene? It can be shown that during the eighteenth century, interloper nations such as Scotland, Denmark-Norway and Sweden effectively carved themselves out a piece of the action. This pattern was not limited to the Atlantic economy, but could be found on the continent as well. The essays in the present volume provide a wide range of case studies addressing such topics as the macro-economic, social, institutional and political circumstances behind interloping in the pre-industrial period.