Idolatry of GiantismJanuary 1, 2018
“What I wish to emphasise is the duality of the human requirement when it comes to the question of size: there is no single answer. For his different purposes man needs many different structures, both small one and large ones, some exclusieve and some comprehensive. Yet people find it most difficult to keep two seemingly opposite necessities of truth in their minds at the same time. They always tend to clamour for a final solution, as if in actual life there could ever be a final solution other than death. For constructive work, the principal task is always the restoration of some kind of balance. Today, we suffer from an almost universal idolatry of giantism.”
Fritz Schumacher was an economic thinker and writer. His collection of essays titled “Small is beautiful: A Study of Economics As If People Mattered” is an important theoretical source in regards to the desire to shrink.