In this episode of Being Human, we’re doing a little experiment with my friend and regular guest Tom van der Lubbe. Tom is a fellow traveller seeking to humanise the workplace. He’s also a historian with a huge brain.

He is Dutch, but let’s not hold that against him. Tom and I review one of the most influential books of 70’s, Small Is Beautiful, written by the economist E F Schumacher.

Schumacher’s central thesis is that the way we approach economics improves our living standards whilst degrading our culture.

In this episode, we explore several aspects of Schumacher’s thinking:
Buddhist economics
Education as our greatest asset
– Economic reductionism
Man and machine
– The role of the State

Do let me know what you think of this format.

To your humanity,
Richard

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#146 Small Is Beautiful – with Tom van der Lubbe