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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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.

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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
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THREE Kate on the Commercial Syndrome 3 3
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About the author (1992)

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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