It's been five decades since the German economist, E.F. Schumacher, published his influential collection of anti-consumerist essays, "Small Is Beautiful" in 1973. The ideas in that book have permeated most cultures around the world — even, gradually, the United States, where "bigger is better" is the unofficial national motto. Here, in tribute to Schumacher's landmark work, FOTO offers a series of pictures of a particular wee vehicle that embodies the ideals set forth in Schumacher's essays: a collapsible motorized "suitcase scooter" that, alas, never really caught on in America. Maybe it's time for a comeback? Paging Elon Musk…F. Roy Kemp/BIPS/Hulton Archive/Getty Images TRUNK SHOW F. Roy Kemp/BIPS/Hulton Archive/Getty Images TIGHT FIT
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