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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description of the two ways of making a living in the world - commercial and guardian syndromes; conflicts between them and especially when one job takes on both roles Read full review

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In this slim volume, Jacobs articulates the two moral systems humans have evolved over the centuries: that of traders (commerce), and that of guardians (government). Once stated, they seem so obvious ... Read full review


ONE Armbrusters Summons
two A Pair of Contradictions
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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