- Lectures & Publications
Honoring E. F. Schumacher
Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
"Since there is now increasing evidence of environmental deterioration, particularly in living nature, the entire outlook and methodology of economics is being called into question. The study of economics is too narrow and too fragmentary to lead to valid insights, unless complemented and completed by a study of meta-economics . . ."
- Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered (Blond & Briggs, 1973)
E. F. Schumacher's Personal Library and Archives
The Schumacher Center Library is home to the bulk of Dr. Ernst Friedrich Schumacher's personal library and archives, donated in 1994 by his widow, Vreni Schumacher. His collection, consisting of 2,500 books, has been computer indexed and its catalog can be searched online.
Think About Land | The Catholic Housing Aid Society
Modern Industry in the Light of the Gospel | Pamphlet, 1962
How To Help Them Help Themselves | The Observer, 1965
How to Abolish on Land Speculation | Resurgence 1974
Nonviolence | Lecture, 1976
"Multilateral Clearing" | Economica, 1943
"Buddhist Economics" (multiple translations available)
Interview by William Nesbitt, 1976
Decentralist Economics | a Lindisfarne talk, 1974
Planetary Culture and New Image of Humanity | a Lindisfarne talk, 1974
The World Crisis and the Wholeness of Life | Findhorn, 1976
Fellows Lectures, NYC | a Lindisfarne talk, 1976/1977
"Small Is Beautiful" Press Conference | UC-Davis 1977
Tributes and Miscellaneous
Is Small Still Beautiful? by Satish Kumar
The Politics of Economics by Hazel Henderson
In Honour of E. F. Schumacher by Barbara Wood
The Vision of E. F. Schumacher by Joseph Pearce
The Education of E. F. Schumacher by Joseph Pearce
Fritz Schumacher: A Centennial Tribute by John McClaughry
"Limits to Models," a blogpost on Shepherd on Climate by Peter Etherden
The Relevance of E. F. Schumacher in the 21st Century by John Fullerton
Ernst Friedrich Schumacher zu Ehren by Leopold Kohr
Schumacher's Big Society by the BBC Radio 4, 2011
(audio of E. F. Schumacher provided by the E. F. Schumacher Archives)
This film is a short documentary portrait of economist, technologist and lecturer Fritz Schumacher. Up to age 45, Schumacher was dedicated to economic growth. Then he came to believe that the modern technological explosion had grown out of all proportion to human need. Author of Small Is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered and founder of the London-based Intermediate Technology Development Group, he championed the cause of "appropriate" technology. The film introduces us to this gentle revolutionary a few months before his death.
Produced and Directed by Barrie Oldfield
E. F. Schumacher, recorded shortly before his death, talks about his philosophy of life and describes the marvellous ecological balance found in the eucalyptus forests of Australia, which are being cleared on a large scale for sale to the Japanese paper industry.
The Other Way by John M. Mansfield, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1974
E. F. Schumacher, founder of the Intermediate Technology Group in London, discusses his work. He questions the wisdom of the current trend to mechanise and automate, and believes the human factor should be brought back to the production process. Some compromise should be sought between the waste of non-renewable fuel sources in highly developed technology, and the labour intensity and low production of primitive industry.