Economics as if People Mattered
September 22nd, 2010 | Food Security, Our Food, Buddhism, Burma, E.F. Schumacher, economics, local, Myanmar, small, spiritual, transition
I spent a bit of time in Burma (Myanmar). In 2006 I was the Executive Chef of the historical Strand Hotel, where many deep thinkers (George Orwell, Rudyard Kipling, W. Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene, E. F. Schumacher…) wrote some of their incredible books. Maybe that is why I resonate with the ideas laid out by E. F. Schumacher in his book Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered which was written after he spent time in Burma. As we all know the current situation in Burma is not the same as when it was a colony of the British, but when you go out to the countryside it generally seems as if time has stood still.