Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics
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 PoliticsUser 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
Review: Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and PoliticsUser 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
ONE Armbrusters Summons
TWO A Pair of Contradictions
THREE Kate on the Commercial Syndrome
FOUR Why Two Syndromes?
EIGHT Casts of Mind
ELEVEN Hortense on Castes and Flexibility
TWELVE Pitfalls if the Methods
THIRTEEN Hortenses Defense J Moral Flexibility
FOURTEEN Plans and Champagne