The Nature of Economies
Jane Jacobs has spent years changing the way we think about economic life in general. Now, in The Nature of Economies, Jacobs proposes a radical notion that has breath-taking common sense: economies are governed by the same rules as nature itself. With the simplicity of an extremely wise and seasoned thinker, Jane Jacobs shows us that by looking to nature, we can develop economies that are both efficient and ecologically friendly.
The Nature of Economies is written in dialogue form: five intelligent friends discussing over coffee how economies work. The result is a wonderfully provocative, truly ground-breaking work by one of the great thinkers of our time.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mykl-s - LibraryThing
Jane Jacobs' The Nature of Economies uses the same platonic dialogue format so successful, for me, in her previous Systems of Survival, a format different from her other books, including her most ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mjgrogan - LibraryThing
A fairly interesting approach to writing about a certain way to view economic structures, Jacobs invents a cast of characters (named, I have to assume, after dead 18th century English folks...plus a ... Read full review