The Nature of Economies (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 13, 2002 - Business & Economics - 190 pages
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From the revered author of the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities comes a new book that will revolutionize the way we think about the economy.

Starting from the premise that human beings "exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect," Jane Jacobs has focused her singular eye on the natural world in order to discover the fundamental models for a vibrant economy. The lessons she discloses come from fields as diverse as ecology, evolution, and cell biology. Written in the form of a Platonic dialogue among five fictional characters, The Nature of Economies is as astonishingly accessible and clear as it is irrepressibly brilliant and wise–a groundbreaking yet humane study destined to become another world-altering classic.


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User Review  - Meg - Goodreads

Only 3 stars likely because I am in a fiction part of my life. The painless, easy to read info on economic systems kept me going and I hope to pick this up again and really finish it. Jane Jacobs is a recommended author by me. I'd like to meet her. Read full review

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User Review  - Kim Housh - Goodreads

I was frequently more interested in the notes compared to the conversation. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1DAMN ANOTHER ECOLOGIST
Chapter 2THE NATURE OF DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 3THE NATURE OF EXPANSION
Chapter 4THE NATURE OF SELFREFUELING
Chapter 5EVADING COLLAPSE
Chapter 6THE DOUBLE NATURE OF FITNESS FOR SURVIVAL
Chapter 7UNPREDICTABILITY
Chapter 8ARMBRUSTERS PROMISE
Epilogue
Notes
Acknowledgments
ALSO BYJANE JACOBS
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About the author (2002)

Jane Jacobs is the author of several books, including the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities, which redefined urban studies and economic policy, and the bestselling Systems of Survival. She lives and works in Toronto.


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