The game LESS IS MAX is inspired by the book “Human Scale Development” by the Chilean economist Manfred A. Max-Neef (in collaboration with Antonio Elizalde and Martín Hopenhayn), Receiver of the 1983 “Right Livelihood Award”, widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, and the name of the game is a tribute to the author.
“Human Scale Development” is the result at a year and a half´s work of a team of professionals from Chile, Uruguay, Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Sweden, ranging in disciplines such as economics, sociology, psychiatry, philosophy, political science, geography, anthropology, journalism, engineering and law. The team’s research concluded that there are nine fundamental human needs, which are finite, few and classifiable and can be seen across all cultures and all historical periods. What does change through time and cultures is the way by which these needs are met.
HUMAN SCALE DEVELOPMENT PDF :