Greg Clark and Jane Jacobs
By Arnold Kling
Wolfgang Kasper weaves them together in an interesting essay.
Anyone who has spent only a few days working in different cultures will realise how influential and pervasive these differing attitudes are. During three days’ work, say, in Shanghai, you will have had several discussions about moral principles and been asked numerous times for advice. During three days in Nairobi or Lima, you will have been informed repeatedly by the privileged that they expect donors to provide aid and that the condition of the country is the consequence of colonialism; you can also expect to come across some dishonest double-dealing. And everywhere you will probably observe some hair-raising maltreatment of machinery.
Note in particular his table 1, in which he extracts from Jacobs the list of cultural attitudes that goes with Malthusian societies and the list that goes with commercial societies.