If It Ain’t Bust

Adrian Williams: The Economy of Cities

IC20 referred to Jane Jacobs and her book The Economy of Cities (mistakenly called “The Culture of Cities”). There appears to be no ideological analysis in the article. A suitable position for further comment in IC would be under the heading “If it ain’t bust, don’t fix it.” The report was a summary of Jacobs’… read more »

George Walford: If it Ain’t Bust Don’t Fix it (2)

(Or: Yesterday’s Solutions are Today’s Problems). This series began in IC21 [If It Ain’t Bust Don’t Fix It], and its purpose is to present evidence showing that reform is not always a good thing. Sometimes it is a very bad thing, introducing an abuse or malfunction worse than the one it was intended to correct…. read more »

George Walford: If It Ain’t Bust Don’t Fix It

Our friends (which does not mean they regard us as their friends) of the (Anarcho-) Socialist Party of Great Britain propose to abolish existing society, under which more than five thousand million people are able to maintain themselves, and replace it, without any transitional period, with a system which is completely untried, one which on… read more »