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Take this job and ship it : how corporate greed and brain-dead politics are selling out America

Author: Byron L Dorgan
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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How can we stem the tide of outsourcing? In this comprehensive look at the real, human toll of America's unsound trade policy, Senator Dorgan exposes the myth of "free trade." Indeed, free trade is not free; it is slowly but surely draining away American prosperity. Chinese labor can drive down prices at Wal-Mart; but at the same time, those saved wages--dollars that would have gone to buy these cheaper goods--are  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byron L Dorgan
ISBN: 031235522X 9780312355227
OCLC Number: 65205082
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 277 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: A star-spangled rut --
The selling of America, piece by piece ... --
Exporting misery --
Hogs at the trough: how companies cut their taxes by shipping jobs overseas --
Sucking the blossom-Pharmaceutical companies pervert trade for profit --
Oil --
The lubricant of trade and terrorism --
Wal-Mart and China-dancing in the dark! --
Softheaded foreign policy --
The toxic waste of world trade --
The goats of trade-greasing the skids --
Some heroes-bucking the tide --
Flat world? No, flat wrong! Here's how we fix it.
Responsibility: Byron L. Dorgan.
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How can we stem the tide of outsourcing? In this comprehensive look at the real, human toll of America's unsound trade policy, Senator Dorgan exposes the myth of "free trade." Indeed, free trade is not free; it is slowly but surely draining away American prosperity. Chinese labor can drive down prices at Wal-Mart; but at the same time, those saved wages--dollars that would have gone to buy these cheaper goods--are gone. Too soon, it will all come crashing down. Major U.S. corporations continue outsourcing jobs overseas and, because of their influence in Washington, avoid paying billions in taxes. Many dollars that these companies fleece from the American people go to investments in expanding production capabilities overseas. In short, our government is in the grip of corporate and foreign interests, and the American worker has born the brunt of this culture of corruption.--From publisher description.

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