Every activity has a size suitable for it.

Ernst Friedrich Schumacher


As a rapid increase in UN member countries shows, large countries tended to divide and become small countries in the 20th century. Also, contrary to people's faith of "Bigger is better," small countries such as Switzerland and Denmark are economically rich. "Human beings can be human beings in a small group within the reach of understanding," the economist says. In addition, he says that the size of a city also needs to be reconsidered. From "Small Is Beautiful" (translated by Keizo Kojima and Tsutomu Sakai)


July 27,  2017

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun