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Review: The Nature of Economies

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

Review: The Nature of Economies

User Review  - Kim Housh - Goodreads

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

Review: The Nature of Economies

User Review  - Jim Talbott - Goodreads

Though not as good as her earlier book on the economy of cities and no where near her classic "Life and Death of Great American Cities," I found her discussion to be thought provoking. I can quibble ... Read full review

Review: The Nature of Economies

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

Ms. Jacobs' book has some interesting ideas that made me think about economics in a different light. For that intellectual contribution, she gets 4 stars. Still, this book would be a hard one to ... Read full review

Review: The Nature of Economies

User Review  - Nancy - Goodreads

I have to admit, I gave up on this book. It requires a lot of thinking and I didn't have time to give it what it deserves before the library demanded I return it. I read the first few chapters ... Read full review

Review: The Nature of Economies

User Review  - Ben - Goodreads

The ideas in this book are easily worth 5 stars, but the stiff and boring dialogue imposed on it hurt the delivery severely. Read full review

Review: The Nature of Economies

User Review  - Ilona - Goodreads

I've enjoyed other Jacobs books I've read, but I found this one contrived and, worse, very tedious. Read full review

Review: The Nature of Economies

User Review  - Libby - Goodreads

Liked it. Don't think I've fully digested some of her proposed theories yet, but there's time. At the least I learned how redwoods grow so tall! p. 108 "All those investigations would have been more ... Read full review

Review: The Nature of Economies

User Review  - Michelle - Goodreads

It was an interesting viewpoint, and supposedly, a very influential book in the 1970's when it was written. I just couldn't finish it. Probably a better read for someone without a background in traditional economics. Read full review

Review: The Nature of Economies

User Review  - kate - Goodreads

this is one of the best books i have ever read. jane jacobs sets up a platonic dialogue between four fictional people to discuss how economic systems mirror natural systems. ANYTHING HUMAN IS NATURAL. it's a book that i want everyone to read. Read full review


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