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Cities Matter

A Montrealer’s Ode to Jane Jacobs, Economist

Why do cities exist? Can’t we find better ways of organizing life on earth? With the climate crisis and other environmental issues, are cities part of the problem? Or can they help solve … 152 View
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The Killer’s Henchman

Capitalism and the Covid-19 Disaster

Summer 2021, the novel coronavirus is scything through populations worldwide. WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus announces the Covid-19 pandemic will end “when the world … 280 View
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Introduction

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Preface

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The author explores the global reaction to and handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. 7 $0.70 Add
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Chapter 1: The Killer

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The author discusses Covid-19 and its science, the measures put in place to stop it, some pandemic history and science, pandemic risks, globalization, lab-manipulated viruses (PPP research) and … 29 $2.90 Add
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Economies of Agglomeration

Section 1: The Economist’s City

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Chapter 1 examines the theory of economic agglomeration, topics discussed include “economies of scale,” types of economies of agglomeration (Shared pool of labour, Input sharing, … 10 $1.00 Add
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Chapter 2: The Response

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The author discusses the response to Covid-19 with particularly attention to the United States and China. Topics include vaccines, public health and social measures, the approaches of countries … 36 $3.60 Add
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Hub Cities and Transport Costs

Section 1: The Economist’s City

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Chapter 2 explores transportation networks and hub cities, discussing topics including networks, ‘Transport Cost’ theory, and more. 6 $0.60 Add
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Chapter 3: The Capitalists’ State

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This chapter asks who it is that made the decisions on how to respond to the pandemic (if to respond at all) and what their interests are. The author explores the domination of governments around … 35 $3.50 Add
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Urban Land Values

Section 1: The Economist’s City

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Chapter 3 examines urban land value, discussing topics including land value, the choice between urban, suburban or rural, types of buildings such as office towers, apartment buildings, rental … 10 $1.00 Add
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Chapter 4: The Capitalists’ Nanny State

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This chapter continues to explore the capitalist state and how it fucntions to support and facilitate the business-based upper class and its accumulation of the wealth that is produced by the … 34 $3.40 Add
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Jacobs’ Theory of Import Replacement

Section 2: Jacobs’ Urban Economics

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Chapter 4 focuses on Jane Jacobs’ theory of import replacement, discussing local markets, variety, the example of Quebec and Québécois language and cultural preferences as an … 16 $1.60 Add
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Chapter 5: Capitalist Pharmacy

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This chapter is focused on the pharmaceutical industry/capitalist pharmacy and the interests of its wealthy investors. 24 $2.40 Add
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City Instabilities

Section 2: Jacobs’ Urban Economics

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Chapter 5 examines the weaknesses of cities. The chapter focuses on exploring the built-in instabilities of cities such as congestion, pollution, crime, labour reducing process innovations, … 7 $0.70 Add
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Chapter 6: The Billionaire

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The author focuses on Bill Gates, examining how Gates offers a concrete example of how members of the capitalist class use their wealth to shape political agendas to expand their own interests at … 29 $2.90 Add
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Cities and Nation-States

Section 2: Jacobs’ Urban Economics

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Chapter 6 explores the political and economic environments cities have to compete within their larger political structures, such as nation-states, federations, or confederations. It explores … 11 $1.10 Add