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

Hodder & Stoughton, 1993, Paperback ..
Condition: Very Good.

First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This study of the ethical basis of public life asks and answers a host of questions: when is industriousness a vice; why do government-run businesses bog down in waste and inefficiency; and when is it ethical to deceive? It shows that human behaviour is governed by two distinct ethical systems — one has its basis in territory and the other in commerce. These two modes of survival each have their own totally separate and contradictory ethical systems. Conflicts occur when the precepts appropriate to territorial morality is imposed on commercial life..”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6")
Number of Pages: [XIII] 236
ISBN: 0340591773