Systems of Survival: A Dialogue on the Moral Foundations of Commerce and Politics

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Vintage Books, Jan 1, 1994 - Philosophy - 236 pages
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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I first heard of this book from Venkatesh Rao, subconsciously I'd been building it up in my head for years. The actual text is a letdown, and the dialog format is a distracting affectation. The ... Read full review

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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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About the author (1994)

Jane Jacobs was the legendary author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, a work that has never gone out of print and that has transformed the disciplines of urban planning and city architecture. Her other major works include The Economy of Cities, Systems of Survival, The Nature of Economies and Dark Age Ahead. She died in 2006.

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