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HUMAN ECONOMY: ECONOMICS AS IF PEOPLE MATTERED

GERALD ALONZO SMITH (Associate Professor of Economics, Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota. The author is co‐editor of The Human Economy Newsletter.)
STEVEN HICKERSON (Associate Professor of Economics, Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota. The author is co‐editor of The Human Economy Newsletter.)

Studies in Economics and Finance

ISSN: 1086-7376

Article publication date: 1 February 1985

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Abstract

When E. F. Schumacher first wrote Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered, the initial reaction was mixed. For the first year or so, the book sold slowly. Then in 1974, the sales exploded. In a very short time, E. F. Schumacher became widely acclaimed as his book sold more than a million copies. On both sides of the Atlantic, the common person, as well as the scholar, realized that this was a new voice, a fresh and wholesome breath of wind that was blowing in the stodgy halls of economics.

Citation

ALONZO SMITH, G. and HICKERSON, S. (1985), "HUMAN ECONOMY: ECONOMICS AS IF PEOPLE MATTERED", Studies in Economics and Finance, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 107-118. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb028660

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