The Nature of Economies (Paperback)

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From the revered author of the classic The Death and Life of Great American Cities comes a new book that will revolutionize the way we think about the economy.

Starting from the premise that human beings "exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect," Jane Jacobs has focused her singular eye on the natural world in order to discover the fundamental models for a vibrant economy. The lessons she discloses come from fields as diverse as ecology, evolution, and cell biology. Written in the form of a Platonic dialogue among five fictional characters, The Nature of Economies is as astonishingly accessible and clear as it is irrepressibly brilliant and wise–a groundbreaking yet humane study destined to become another world-altering classic.

About the Author

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.

Praise For…

"Provocative…engaging…. [Jacobs] is the archetypal iconoclast."–The Boston Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375702433
ISBN-10: 0375702431
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publication Date: March 13th, 2001
Pages: 208
Language: English