E. F. Schumacher
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E. F. Schumacher

Statistician and Economist, Germany/United Kingdom

E. F. Schumacher

Ernst Friedrich Schumacher was a German-British statistician and economist, known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralized and appropriate technologies. He served as Chief Economic Advisor to the British National Coal Board and founded the Intermediate Technology Development Group. His influential work, 'Small Is Beautiful', was published in 1973.

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Ernst Friedrich Schumacher (1911 – 1977) was a German-British statistician and economist who is best known for his proposals for human-scale, decentralized and appropriate technologies. He served as Chief Economic Advisor to the British National Coal Board from 1950 to 1970, and founded the Intermediate Technology Development Group (now known as Practical Action) in 1966. His most influential work, ‘Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered‘, was published in 1973.

The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.

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