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Cities and the Wealth of Nations

Cities and the Wealth of Nations

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"Learned, iconoclastic and exciting...Jacobs' diagnosis of the decay of cities in an increasingly integrated world economy is on the mark."—New York Times Book Review

"Jacobs' book is inspired, idiosyncratic and personal...It is written with verve and humor; for a work of embattled theory, it is wonderfully concrete, and its leaps are

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"Learned, iconoclastic and exciting...Jacobs' diagnosis of the decay of cities in an increasingly integrated world economy is on the mark."—New York Times Book Review

"Jacobs' book is inspired, idiosyncratic and personal...It is written with verve and humor; for a work of embattled theory, it is wonderfully concrete, and its leaps are breathtaking."—Los Angeles Times

"Not only comprehensible but entertaining...Like Mrs. Jacobs' other books, it offers a concrete approach to an abstract and elusive subject. That, all by itself, makes for an intoxicating experience."—New York Times

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Richard J. Barnet
Jane Jacob's learned, iconoclastic and exciting study of the causes of economic stagnation and decline helps us look at familiar problems in new ways. By challenging ideas, schemes and pieties all across the political spectrum, ''Cities and the Wealth of Nations'' shows why so much of the familiar debate between the right and left is beside the point. . . . Although her subtitle, the ''Principles of Economic Life,'' suggests some fresh approaches to the crisis of the modern nation-state, she neither promises nor delivers any practical ideas for reorganizing the world economy. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394729114
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1985
Edition description:
1st Vintage Books ed
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
605,693
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

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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Cities and the Wealth of Nations 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SyedBK More than 1 year ago
It was a rather interesting read and what was indeed surprising was that the conclusions apply in modern times. Definitely unless you earn imports by exports, the end result will be a declining state.