The first seven chapters of this book discuss the important developments and events since 1929. Business, labour, agriculture, and government policy receive frequent attention as do the key individuals who shaped the past. Chapters eight and nine discuss present issues: the legacy of deregulation, the overburdened infrastructure, environmental abuse, urban problems, and health care expenses. The last two chapters discuss what the author calls the Third Industrial Revolution, the changes created by microprocessors, lasers, fibre optics, biogenetics, etc; the author believes this transformation will be given more profound than the First Industrial Revolution (which ushered in the machine age at the beginning of the 19th century) or the Second (the age of the automobile, electricity, radio, and large-scale chemical production).Under that big tent, Textron made watchbands (Spiedel), work shoes ( Weinbrenner), golf carts (E-Z Go Car), optical products (Shiron), cruise ships (SS Leilani), helicopters (Bell), and more than a dozen ... Broadly, certain issues stand out.
|Title||:||The American Economy from the Great Crash to the Third Industrial Revolution|