The title of E.F. Schumacher's book, written 30 years ago, defined a belief system for the huge generation of us who came of age in the 1960s and 1970s. I believed then in the grass-roots economic theory that Schumacher preached, and I still do. When I use canvas bags to carry groceries, or take the time to extend a kind word to a colleague who is dealing with a family illness, or donate turkeys and all the fixin's to my community food bank for Thanksgiving, I

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