Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics

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Vintage Books, Jan 1, 1994 - Political Science - 236 pages
13 Reviews
The author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities looks at business fraud and criminal enterprise, overextended government farm subsidies and zealous transit police, to show what happens when the moral systems of commerce collide with those of politics.
  

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Review: Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Jacobs uses character dialogue to outline her belief around two distinct work paths within society; take and trade. Taking is related to guardianship, and trading to commerce and guardianship. She ... Read full review

Review: Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics

User Review  - Andrea McDowell - Goodreads

I was really looking forward to this as my first Jane Jacobs book, but I was disappointed. I found the faux-Socratic dialogue jarring and not believable, and the system they put together was at least ... Read full review

Contents

ONE Armbrusters Summons
3
TWO A Pair of Contradictions
23
THREE Kate on the Commercial Syndrome
37
FOUR Why Two Syndromes?
51
SEVEN Anomalies
112
EIGHT Casts of Mind
123
ELEVEN Hortense on Castes and Flexibility
179
TWELVE Pitfalls if the Methods
191
THIRTEEN Hortenses Defense J Moral Flexibility
205
FOURTEEN Plans and Champagne
212
Notes
228
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About the author (1994)

Jane Jacobs was the legendary author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a work that has never gone out of print and that has transformed the disciplines of urban planning and city architecture. Her other major works include The Economy of Cities, Systems of Survival, The Nature of Economies and Dark Age Ahead. She died in 2006.

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