April 24, 2007
The Other Jane Jacobs
Sure sure, you’ve heard all about Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of American Cities. It’s been totally absorbed by the Conventional Wisdom and, in its way, made harmless: Oh look, a little old lady writing about neighborhoods.
3quarksdaily writes up Jacobs’ other books — the ones that make much larger, and much more radical, macroeconomic claims.
It’s no mere recitation, and 3qd writer Alon Levy doesn’t let Jacobs go uncriticized. His summation:
Jacobs’ policy suggestions span the entire gamut from politically insane to extremely cogent.
I like the sound of that!