Jane Jacobs and the Voice of the Monstrous Hybrid!                       !  Presented by @jedsundwall at #IgniteCfA, 2012!
1961!   1992!
Jane Jacobs was a seer!
Guardians!   Merchants!
Guardians!•    Shun trading!•    Exert prowess!•    Be obedient and disciplined!•    Adhere to tradition!•    Respect hier...
Merchants!•    Shun force!•    Compete!•    Be efficient!•    Be open to inventiveness & novelty!•    Use initiative and e...
Guardians!    Merchants!                    Shun trading!   Shun force!                   Exert prowess!   Compete!     Be...
Monstrous Hybrid!   Gremlins 2!
U.S. Postal Service!From: http://theartpocalypse.tumblr.com/post/16151242003!
Privatized Prisons / Law Enforcement!                                                                           See also: ...
Ethics!                                                           Ethics is about *identifying limits*.!                  ...
Ethics v. Economics!                                                           Ethics is about *identifying limits*.!     ...
The Fourth Estate !Don’t follow @NancyGraceTags!
Political Campaigns!         Political language is designed to         make lies sound truthful and murder         respect...
Political Campaign ≠ Public Service Organization!
What should guardian organizations sound like?!
From: The New Yorker!
Stewardship.!
Thank you merchants. Thank you guardians.!                    !               Thank you.!              @jedsundwall!
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From Code for America Ignite 2012. An introduction to Jane Jacobs's hypothesis of the two "guardian" and "merchant/commercial" moral syndromes that govern society and some examples of what happens when the two collide.

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Jane Jacobs and the Voice of the Monstrous Hybrid

  1. 1. Jane Jacobs and the Voice of the Monstrous Hybrid! ! Presented by @jedsundwall at #IgniteCfA, 2012!
  2. 2. 1961! 1992!
  3. 3. Jane Jacobs was a seer!
  4. 4. Guardians! Merchants!
  5. 5. Guardians!•  Shun trading!•  Exert prowess!•  Be obedient and disciplined!•  Adhere to tradition!•  Respect hierarchy!•  Be loyal!•  Take vengeance!•  Deceive for the sake of the task!•  Make rich use of leisure!•  Be ostentatious!•  Dispense largesse!•  Be exclusive!•  Show fortitude!•  Be fatalistic!•  Treasure honor!
  6. 6. Merchants!•  Shun force!•  Compete!•  Be efficient!•  Be open to inventiveness & novelty!•  Use initiative and enterprise!•  Come to voluntary agreements!•  Respect contracts!•  Dissent for the sake of the task!•  Be industrious!•  Be thrifty!•  Invest for productive purposes!•  Collaborate easily with strangers!•  Promote comfort and convenience!•  Be optimistic!•  Be honest!
  7. 7. Guardians! Merchants! Shun trading! Shun force! Exert prowess! Compete! Be obedient and disciplined! Be efficient! Adhere to tradition! Be open to inventiveness & novelty! Respect hierarchy! Use initiative and enterprise! Be loyal! Come to voluntary agreements! Take vengeance! Respect contracts!Deceive for the sake of the task! Dissent for the sake of the task! Make rich use of leisure! Be industrious! Be ostentatious! Be thrifty! Dispense largesse! Invest for productive purposes! Be exclusive! Collaborate easily with strangers! Show fortitude! Promote comfort and convenience! Be fatalistic! Be optimistic! Treasure honor! Be honest!
  8. 8. Monstrous Hybrid! Gremlins 2!
  9. 9. U.S. Postal Service!From: http://theartpocalypse.tumblr.com/post/16151242003!
  10. 10. Privatized Prisons / Law Enforcement! See also: Robocop!State and federal incarceration rate per 100,000 population 1925 - 2004! 550 504! Incarceration Rate per 100,000 population 500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 79! 50 0 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics!
  11. 11. Ethics! Ethics is about *identifying limits*.! 550Incarceration Rate per 100,000 population 500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 Asymptote approaching ideal incarceration rate! 100 50 0 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
  12. 12. Ethics v. Economics! Ethics is about *identifying limits*.! Economics is about *maximization*.! 550Incarceration Rate per 100,000 population 500 450 400 350 Imprison all the things!! 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010
  13. 13. The Fourth Estate !Don’t follow @NancyGraceTags!
  14. 14. Political Campaigns! Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.!George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946!
  15. 15. Political Campaign ≠ Public Service Organization!
  16. 16. What should guardian organizations sound like?!
  17. 17. From: The New Yorker!
  18. 18. Stewardship.!
  19. 19. Thank you merchants. Thank you guardians.! ! Thank you.! @jedsundwall!

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