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ISBN-10: 0394729110
ISBN-13: 9780394729114
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 03/12/1985
Dimensions: 7.30" L, 4.74" W, 0.47" H

Cities and the Wealth of Nations: Principles of Economic Life

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In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities–not nations–that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy cities are constantly evolving to replace imported goods with locally-produced alternatives, spurring a cycle of vibrant economic growth. Intelligently argued and drawing on examples from around the world and across the ages, here Jacobs radically changes the way we view our cities–and our entire economy.

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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Review Award for Non-Fiction

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

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ISBN-10: 0394729110
ISBN-13: 9780394729114
Publisher: Vintage
Publish Date: 03/12/1985
Dimensions: 7.30" L, 4.74" W, 0.47" H
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