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Around the block : the business of a neighborhood

Author: Tom Shachtman
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Around the Block, Tom Shachtman makes Adam Smith's "invisible hand" visible in the daily life of a number of small businesses in an ordinary middle-class block in New York City. Looking at the block's economic life over the course of a year, Shachtman explores the everyday tragedies and triumphs hidden from view behind shop windows and in offices overhead.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shachtman, Tom, 1942-
Around the block.
New York : Harcourt Brace, ©1997
(OCoLC)605095951
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Shachtman
ISBN: 0151000778 9780151000777
OCLC Number: 36760092
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Slipping into the Stream --
1. The Back of One Is the Face of Another --
2. Blue-Collar Strophe --
3. Braving the Elements --
4. Signs of Capital Changes --
5. Big Fish, Little Pond --
6. Going Head to Head --
7. What's That Got to Do with the Price of Apples? --
8. Public Goods --
9. Technological Innovation --
10. White-Collar Futures --
11. Restraints on Business --
12. Unwelcome Events --
13. Expansion, Stability, and the Middle Class --
Epilogue: This Will Only Take a Minute --
Postscript: Later On.
Responsibility: Tom Shachtman.
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In Around the Block, Tom Shachtman makes Adam Smith's "invisible hand" visible in the daily life of a number of small businesses in an ordinary middle-class block in New York City. Looking at the block's economic life over the course of a year, Shachtman explores the everyday tragedies and triumphs hidden from view behind shop windows and in offices overhead.

Around the Block puts a human face on the challenges that businesses weather every day. We see how small business is integral to America's national health - responsible for job growth while it builds social ties in a country mired by polarization. And we see of what neighborhoods are made and how they grow and change and become part of our hopes for ourselves and our families. In this very human story about work and community, Tom Shachtman writes not the economics of textbooks and graphs but the stuff of our lives.

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