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Small is Beautiful

by Paula Apynys | December 8th, 2012
Small is Beautiful

by E. F. Schumacher

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This classic book is over 30 years old but it is still relevant today. The tagline says it all: economics as if people mattered.

From Wikipedia: “Schumacher was a respected economist who worked with John Maynard Keynes and John Kenneth Galbraith, and for twenty years as the Chief Economic Advisor to the National Coal Board in the United Kingdom. He was opposed to the tenets of neo-classical economics, declaring that single-minded concentration on output and technology was dehumanizing. He held that one’s workplace should be dignified and meaningful first, efficient second, and that nature (like its natural resources) is priceless.

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Better Basics for the Home

by Paula Apynys | December 6th, 2012
Better Basics for the Home

By Annie Berthold-Bond

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This book is full of practical, useful information about non-toxic living. From cleaning to beauty to crafts for kids, there are recipes and techniques that use safe ingredients to help you dramatically reduce your exposure to toxins in your home.