Systems of survival: a dialogue on the moral foundations of commerce and politics

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Random House, 1992 - Political Science - 236 pages
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Systems of survival: a dialogue on the moral foundations of commerce and politics

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In her latest contribution to liberal theory, Jacobs ( Cities and the Wealth of Nations , LJ 6/15/84) argues that modern societies utilize two distinctive moral systems--one being suited to the world ... Read full review

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First read Dawkins' The Selfish Gene to gain perspective on the motivations and morals of life. Then read this to understand the morals of work.

Contents

ONE Armbrusters Summons
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two A Pair of Contradictions
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THREE Kate on the Commercial Syndrome 3 3
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Jane Jacobs's books include "The Nature of Economies and The Death" and "Life of Great American Cities," both of which are available in Modern Library clothbound editions. She lives in Toronto.

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