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    Book Review: Foundational Economy: The Infrastructure of Everyday Life by The Foundational Economy Collective

Book Review: Foundational Economy: The Infrastructure of Everyday Life by The Foundational Economy Collective

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In Foundational Economy: The Infrastructure of Everyday Life, The Foundational Economy Collective present a radical new approach to economic and development policy based on ‘the foundational economy’ (FE): the material infrastructure and services that provide the basic requirements of life to all citizens regardless of income and location. John Tomaney welcomes this as a vital contribution to the urgent task of constructing […]

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    Book Review: Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City by Richard Sennett

Book Review: Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City by Richard Sennett

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In Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, Richard Sennett approaches the question of how we should live in the city. Drawing upon two aspects of the city, the ville and the cité, the book promotes the virtues of an ‘open city’ that accepts and works with complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty. While John Tomaney finds this a learned and literate […]

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