Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) wrote on the economy of cities in an accessible yet profound manner. Her work is recommended for people interested in unintended consequences and hidden relationships of personal relationships, urban spaces and the economy. Learn to ask deeper questions and develop your analytical tools!
Jacobs is a highly readable author who asks interesting questions like:
Why loosely structured and inefficient economies are better suited to survive change.
Why cities predated agriculture as we know it.
Why some villages grow into cities and some do not.
How the design of urban spacies can either promote order or hinder it.
Check it out!