Our mission is to envision a just and regenerative economy; apply the concepts locally; then share the results for broad replication.




Small Change

Jane Jacobs never disappoints. I’ve been reading from the 2016 book Vital Little Plans: The Short…

Mankind is my Business

In the Preface to the 1843 publication of A Christmas Carol, made available online courtesy of the University of North Carolina, Charles Dickens writes: I HAVE endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the…

Welcoming the Future

Rapid change has characterized the past few years. Climate-induced disruption, Covid variants, social upheavals, political paralysis, supply chain dysfunctions, the widening wealth gap. We barely learn to adjust to one situation as individuals, communities, or nation-states when a whole new set of circumstances emerges. At the Schumacher Center we are taking the stance of welcoming…

"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."

- E. F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful