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Could Small Still Be Beautiful?

Could Small Still Be Beautiful?

In the mid-1970s, an economist named E.F. Schumacher argued that our push for endless growth was doomed to fail. His book, “Small Is Beautiful,” soon became a classic, inspiring a generation of idealists. While largely forgotten since then, Schumacher’s ideas might speak to the working class’s troubles today more than ever.

By BRYCE T. BAUER for Craftsmanship Magazine

Beating the odds: Can local entrepreneurship programs prepare new business owners to overcome the 50% fail rate?

One 250-pound pile of Legos plus two sons who don't play with them as much as they used to equals one quandary for Erin Laundry: What do you do with a room bursting with building blocks?

Start a business.

Can You Buy a Bagel with it?

Morgan Stanley Ideas Podcast

May 2018

As our lives become more digital, our money is becoming increasingly digital too. There are more than a thousand cryptocurrencies floating around and new ones seem to launch every day. But is this new form of money, one that only exists online, even a currency? What exactly gives cryptocurrencies value?

This Massachusetts Town Shows What a Sustainable Economy Looks Like

For more than three decades, the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, has quietly demonstrated how grassroots, sustainable, and human-centric projects could easily become the building blocks of the next economy. One organic farm in particular has been a shining example of how economic systems that take human and environmental needs into account could uplift communities.