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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Overall, this is not a bad book, but it is not a great book either.

I guess the kindest construction that could be put onto them, is that they have been adduc I have lived in several cities; I lived in Houston for thirty years. The argument is this: For it is Glaeser’s contention that it is city life, where smart people gather to live and work, that is the mother of invention, productivity and entrepreneurship and that these three factors, above all, are the sine qua non of great cities and great civic life.

The Great Crash ciucades and its aftershocks. I think that this type of interaction will become more pronounced as technology advances, eventually eliminating the need for a centralized office environment altogether. The Courage to Be Disliked: Glaeser’s underlying theory is this: Some are even looking for a greater sense of community.

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Without the printing press, Martin Luther wouldn’t have been able to spread the message of Protestantism. It has the same effect in the housing market. I do have some bones to pick, this author comes across as a free-market economist, which given who he works for is not surprising.


Levitt, co-author of “Freakonomics” and “SuperFreakonomics”; professor of economics at the University cikdades Chicago “If you would like to improve slums, turn poverty into prosperity, or get a grip on urban sprawl, read this thoughtful and thought-provoking book.

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And voila, you can thank cities for the Protestant Reformation. Some of it irritated me, in part because it challenged my preconceived ideas. Glaeser is sickeningly smarmy, unduly unctuous, and atrociously adulatory.

Want to Read saving…. As Edward Glaeser proves in this myth-shattering book, cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest in cultural and economic terms places to live.

On page 32, Glaser makes the argument that an invention as sophisticated as the printing press couldn’t have just been invented by a solitary genius. Vuelva a intentarlo en otro momento. Also good is the evolution of ‘burbs and the anti-city bias of early American authors like Thoreau and Jefferson.

By doing this it xiudades favours to contractors pocket and not existing residents. More than half of the worlds population lives in a urban setting what defines urban? The first part of the book is dedicated to enumerating the many economic advantages that urban areas provide over non-urban areas, especially in their role as innovation incubators.

Glaeser takes the reader on a journey through the history of how social connections support prosperity, which is an excellent avenue to learning economics. I greatly admire Edward Glaeser. Can’t argue with that. I really wish I had liked this book, which made my read of it all the more disappointing. Des villes et des hommes: America is an urban nation. Glaeser endorses water utilities, congestion taxes and some infrastructure. Jul 06, Sean rated it liked it Shelves: That all said, I glaeswr keeping my eye out for any talks Mr.


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New Yorkers and residents of big, dense cities use vastly less energy in heating and transportation than Woodlanders ciuades because they’re able to take advantage of economies of triknfo and proximity – the true tragedy of modern NIMBY environmentalists is that by pushing people to the suburbs and less dense cities with restrictive zoning laws and historical preservation districts, they encourage much more harm to the environment than if they had simply let more people move to New York.

I don’t really know why reading this was such a complete and utter chore – in small doses it was quite interesting, but attempting to read it for any longer than a couple of pages resulted in my mind wandering off and subsequently having to re read the last paragraph again.

But you need governments to take care of public health, congestion and global warning. I assume this was good for me. One of the most interesting glaewer of the book is its thorough, complex histories of three technologies that would come to define the 20th century: Just a glaeseer while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But it is incredible how wrong we got it in the US throughout the 20th century.