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Uchitelle, Louis

Overview
Works: 7 works in 24 publications in 2 languages and 2,087 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: HD5708.55.U6, 331.13730973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Louis Uchitelle
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences by Louis Uchitelle( Book )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of layoffs in America, their questionable necessity, their overuse, and their devastating impact on individuals at all income levels. Economics journalist Uchitelle explains how, in the mid-1970s, the first major layoffs, a limited response to the inroads of foreign competition, spread and multiplied, in time destroying the notion of job security and the dignity of work. The author traces the rise of job security in the United States to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, and then the panicky U-turn. He describes the unraveling through the experiences of both executives and workers, makes clear the ways in which layoffs are counterproductive, and explains how our acquiescence encourages wasteful mergers, outsourcing, the shifting of production abroad, the loss of union protection, and wage stagnation. He argues that government must step in with policies that encourage companies to restrict layoffs and must generate jobs to supplement the present shortfall.--From publisher description
Making it : why manufacturing still matters by Louis Uchitelle( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the longtime New York Times economics correspondent, a closely reported argument for the continuing importance of industry for American prosperity In the 1950s manufacturing generated nearly 30 percent of U.S. income. Over the past fifty-five years that share has gradually declined to less than 12 percent at the same time that real estate, finance, and Wall Street trading have grown. While manufacturing's share of the U.S. economy shrinks, it expands in countries such as China and Germany that have a strong industrial policy. Meanwhile Americans are only vaguely aware of the many consequences-including a decline in their self-image as inventive, practical, and effective people-of the loss of that industrial base. And yet, with the improbable rise of Donald Trump, the consequences of the hollowing out of America's once-vibrant industrial working class can no longer be ignored. Reporting from places where things were and sometimes still are "Made in the USA"-Albany, New York, Boston, Detroit, Fort Wayne, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C.-longtime New York Times economics correspondent Louis Uchitelle argues that the government has a crucial role to play in making domestic manufacturing possible. Combining brilliant reportage with an incisive economic and political argument, Making It tells the overlooked story of manufacturing's still-vital role in the United States and how it might expand"--
Le salarié jetable : enquête sur les licenciements aux États-Unis by Louis Uchitelle( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences by Louis Uchitelle( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An account of layoffs in America, their questionable necessity, their overuse, and their devastating impact on individuals at all income levels. [In this volume, the author] explains how, in the mid-1970s, the first major layoffs, a limited response to the inroads of foreign competition, spread and multiplied, in time destroying the notion of job security and the dignity of work. The author traces the rise of job security in the United States to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, and then the panicky U-turn. He describes the unraveling through the experiences of both executives and workers, makes clear the ways in which layoffs are counterproductive, and explains how our acquiescence encourages wasteful mergers, outsourcing, the shifting of production abroad, the loss of union protection, and wage stagnation. He argues that government must step in with policies that encourage companies to restrict layoffs and must generate jobs to supplement the present shortfall
Airlines off course by Louis Uchitelle( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rise of the global economy( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[The downsizing of America]( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences
Alternative Names
Louis Uchitelle Amerikaans journalist

Louis Uchitelle journalist and author

Languages
English (21)

French (2)

Covers
The rise of the global economy