In 1973/74 E.F. Schumacher wrote this little book called Small is Beautiful. Time Magazine called it one of the 100 most influential books of the twentieth century. And when I read it 40 years later, in the middle of a world that has gone completely off the rails, I can see why. I never imagined that a dry economic treatise could be so enthralling. Just some random quotes: "There can be "growth" towards a limited objective, but there cannot be unlimited, generalised growth. Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not for every man's greed".
He questions things that we take for granted: e.g. The belief that the soundest foundation of peace would be universal prosperity. Have you ever seen a society that says: Halt we have enough? There is none... And yet earths gastank is running a little lower. I'll get back to it. P.s. small is beautiful doesn't apply to everything.
Pieter Los, born in Scotland, raised in the Netherlands, lost in the USA. .