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How to pay doctors: As a Merchant or a Guardian?

The book Systems of Survival (review) describes two moral structures: commerce and guardianship.  Jane Jacobs describes the ethics of Commerce as a moral syndrome equal, antagonistic, and complementary to the ethics of politics, or Guardianship.  Commerce provides the economic engine and the ethical framework for trade, technological advance, and individual rights that combine to make governments […]

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