The Disposable American

The Disposable American

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Layoffs have become a fact of life in todaya€™s economy; initiated in the mid 1970s, they are now widely expected, and even accepted. It doesna€™t have to be that way.In The Disposable American, award-winning reporter Louis Uchitelle offers an eye-opening account of layoffs in Americaa€“how they started, their questionable necessity, and their devastating psychological impact on individuals at all income levels. Through portraits of both executives and workers at companies such as Stanley Works, United Airlines, and Citigroup, Uchitelle shows how layoffs are in fact counterproductive, rarely promoting efficiency or profitability in the long term. Recognizing that a global competitive economy makes tightening necessary, Uchitelle offers specific recommendations for government policies that would encourage companies to avoid layoffs and help create jobs, benefiting workers, corporations, and the nation as a whole. From the Trade Paperback edition.No attempt was bolder than the Saturn project, which began in the early eighties as a response to the popularity of the gasoline-efficient, nearly maintenance-free small cars that the Japanese were selling in the United States by the tens ofanbsp;...

Title:The Disposable American
Author:Louis Uchitelle
Publisher:Vintage - 2007-04-10


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