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From the Outside Looking in: Experiences in ‘Barefoot Economics’

Manfred Max-Neef, Zed Books, UK, September 1992

Published in 1981 by the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Sweden, it describes Max-Neef’s experiences as an economist attempting to practise ‘economics as if people matter’ among the poor in South America. In the same year he set up in Chile the organisation CEPAUR (Centre for Development Alternatives).