E. F. Schumacher gave us a great gift with his collection of essays, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. His book influenced many who pondered the interlocking questions of poverty, industrial production, and appropriate technology. Among other things, it proposed that the migration of people from rural areas to large cities could be slackened or halted by creating appropriately sized industry within rural regions.
He addressed the…Continue
WHOSE GAME DO WE PLAY? THEIRS OR OURS?
Excerpt from Building the Agricultural City
Lewis Mumford, a writer and generalist and one of the last of our public intellectuals, coined the word “megamachine,” which means “big machine.” This and the phrase “Power Complex” were Mumfordʼs words for…