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1. Exporting America: Why Corporate
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2. Africa and Africans in the Making
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3. Bait and Switch: The (Futile)
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4. Workforce 2020 : Work and Workers
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5. Race Rebels : Culture, Politics,
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7. Search Models and Applied Labor
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9. The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage
10. Losing Your Job-Reclaiming Your
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12. The Seed Handbook: The Feminine
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1. Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed Is Shipping American Jobs Overseas
by Warner Business Books
Hardcover (30 August, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Hindsight proves Dobbs was 20/20 on the Exporting of America
It is interesting to read this book a few years after its publication and see how correct Mr. Dobbs was.The book was written in 2003-4 and the election year tension is evident in some areas of the book.However, almost three years later, the data is irrefutable that Dobbs observations about corporations sacrificing American workers for their own outrageous profit taking are correct.
5-0 out of 5 stars Telling it like it really is.
Lou Dobbs has got it right.Our Administrations, past and present,Congress and Corporte America have sold us out all in the name of power and greed.This book lays the facts out in front of everyone to really show what has happened to America that at one time the whole world looked up to.When you depend on foreign souces for your basic needs something is wrong with the way America is governed and something is surely wrong when Corporate America has our governmnet in their pockets.Lou Dobbs should be congratulated on telling it like it really is.He has the courage to stand up to constant critizism about his views about outsourcing our jobs and outsourcing the future of America.A must read for all Americans worried about our future.

2-0 out of 5 stars The Real Deal For Real People All Over the World
It is interesting to see the reviews of the people(mostly Americans) on this site. I am an Indian, and it amuses me to read your thoughts on these issues. You Americans have a lot of creativity, ambition, and vivacity; and that is a good thing. But you do not think deeply often enough. Job outsourcing is hurting you indeed, and how much more you will have to suffer, I do not know.
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2. Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800 (Studies in Comparative World History)
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (28 April, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A bright candle in the dark
Issues of race have become central to American historiography in the past generation or so, and no modern historian of the American colonial era (or any other era afterwards, for that matter) can justifiably ignore its impact. Yet despite this, it is astonishing how little of the African political, social and cultural origins of New World slave populations is brought to bear on analyses of the Atlantic world. This relatively slim yet dazzlingly efficient book amply redresses this blind spot. In addition, the passivity customarily attributed to Africans is swept aside and replaced with a much more realistic and complex agency asserted on both sides of the Atlantic. It is truly astounding how much Thornton is able to cover in such detail within a mere 334 pages that include a rather general and theoretical introduction to Atlantic historiography with its roots in Fernand Braudel's pioneering "Annaliste" school of regional history, and an initial chapter on the birth of the modern Atlantic world as a whole (albeit with a recurrent focus on Africa's role).
4-0 out of 5 stars An execellent Primer
This work serves as an excellent prelude to Hugh Thomas' SLAVE TRADE: The Atlantic Slave Trade from 1440..., Ira Berlin's MANY THOUSANDS GONE, and Price, et al.'s MAROON SOCIETIES since it touches on many issues developed in those works.In addition, it looks at how African culture influenced and encouraged the slave trade.3-0 out of 5 stars Agency of Africans
John Thornton, author of numerous studies centering around Atlantic Africa, presents a history of the slave trade which attempts to focus on (forced) African migration.He tackles approaches taken by scholars such as Mintz and Price to discuss developing New World cultures.Unfortunately,despite his interesting and important ideas and assertions, chapter 7 presents a disturbing view of a homogeneous African culture.One of this book's redeeming features is the agency attributed to African peoples.The (sometimes prevalent) idea that Africans were passive victims in the Atlantic slave trade is overturned. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Africa    2. Africa - General    3. America    4. Europe    5. History    6. History - General History    7. History: World    8. Relations    9. Slavery    10. Sociology - General    11. African history    12. History / Africa    13. International trade    14. USA    15. Unemployment    16. c 1600 to c 1700    17. c 1700 to c 1800   


3. Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
by Owl Books
Paperback (25 July, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Right On
Reading from the experienced perspective of an unemployed white-collar worker (IBM got rid of me 5 months ago after 28 years of hard work and dedication), there is truth in this book, even if the undercover job was not acquired. Ehrenreich's insight into the resulting leeches selling transitional services is right on -- people marketing $200 to $7000 services and clueless activities for finding a comparable job. If you are one of the nervously employed, I recommend reading this book. You will see what is in store for you should you wake up to corporate downsizing tomorrow, after having done everything right.
4-0 out of 5 stars White Collared
The premise of this social commentary is pretty straight forward. The author/investigator set out to find a corporate job and quickly found out the frustration involved in that process.
2-0 out of 5 stars Bait and switch indeed - most of the book not really aboutjob-searching
I really liked her "Nickel and dimed" book, enough so that I bought this one just on the strength of it. I'm sorry to say I was disappointed.
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4. Workforce 2020 : Work and Workers in the 21st Century
by Hudson Institute
Paperback (01 March, 1997)
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4-0 out of 5 stars The Future of the Workforce Described for Policy Makers
This book describes the future workforce to policy makers.It gives individuals making career decisions some objective, long-range data about the future.Projections include fastest-growing occupations, ethnic and age mix of the workforce, needs of employers, and income to be expected.5-0 out of 5 stars Work Force 2020
This book is a masterpiece of research.So much is said very succinctly.It is vast in scope, breath and depth yet very understandable.Everything is supported by research.Numerous charts are extremely well done,informative and simple to understand.If you want to plan your career orhelp guide someone elses future, you must read this book.It has vitalinformation about job trends, types of jobs,and what they pay. You willnot be sorry about reading this book. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business/Economics    3. Employment    4. Forecasting    5. General    6. International - Economics    7. Labor    8. Labor & Industrial Relations - General    9. Minorities    10. Research    11. Sociology    12. Sociology - General    13. United States    14. Working class    15. Employment & unemployment    16. Population & demography    17. Work & labour   


5. Race Rebels : Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class
by Free Press
Paperback (01 June, 1996)
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4-0 out of 5 stars talks about little known portions of US history
Kelley highlights an underappreciated portion of twentieth century American history - the intersection of the Negro working class with the simultaneous aspects of race and class. His book delves into the interwar period, and brings back almost forgotten archives and memories.
5-0 out of 5 stars Cutting edge history at its best.
Race Rebels forces readers to re-think their definitions of politics, resistance, and the relationship between social movements and everyday life.It is certainly the most sophisticated history book I've ever read. The author does a great job dissecting the struggles of African Americansin the 20th century and helps us understand why these struggles are sofundamental to american history. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1877-1964    2. 1964-    3. 20th century    4. African Americans    5. Black American Sociology    6. Employment Of Blacks    7. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor    8. History    9. History - General History    10. History: American    11. Mystery & Detective - General    12. United States    13. United States - General    14. Working class    15. American history    16. Black studies    17. Employment & unemployment    18. Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General    19. North America    20. USA   


6. Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor
by Clarion Books
Paperback (23 March, 1998)
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5-0 out of 5 stars kids at work
This is a nonfiction photographic essay book that will touch any reader's heart. Mr. Freedman seems to know the facts and life of Mr. Hine very well. There is an extensive bibliography at the end of the book as wee. The information at the end seemed hard to believe but true. The book is only 11 years old so the facts aren't that dated. There are many saddening facts in this book. It reveals the truths about child labor in the text and photos.
5-0 out of 5 stars Hate school? Your life could be so much worse...
Freedman has collected dozens of black and white photographs taken by Lewis Hine during the first decades of the twentieth century. Hine worked as an investigational photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC). The NCLC wanted the United States government to pass laws concerning child labor, and thought that photos of the work children did would be more effective persuaders than mere speeches and statistics. Hine traveled the nation with his camera taking photographs, sometimes despite risk to his person.5-0 out of 5 stars The meaning of tough
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7. Search Models and Applied Labor Economics
by Cambridge University Press
Hardcover (24 February, 1989)
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Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Economic Conditions    5. Job hunting    6. Labor    7. Labor Economics (Specific Aspects)    8. Unemployment    9. Wages    10. Business & Economics / Labor    11. Labour economics   


8. LIVING IN LIVING OUT
by Smithsonian
Hardcover (17 October, 1994)
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. African American women    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. Employment    5. Employment Of Blacks    6. Employment Of Women    7. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor    8. History    9. Household employees    10. Sociology    11. Washington (D.C.)    12. Women & Business    13. Women domestics    14. Employment & unemployment    15. Women's studies   


9. The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans
by New Press
Paperback (01 October, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. Economic Conditions    2. Economic Conditions Of Labor    3. Economic aspects    4. Family    5. Income distribution    6. Labor    7. Labor & Industrial Relations - General    8. Politics / Current Events    9. Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare    10. Social Science    11. Sociology    12. Sociology - General    13. United States    14. Wages    15. Current Events / General    16. Employment & unemployment    17. Poverty    18. USA    19. Work & labour   


10. Losing Your Job-Reclaiming Your Soul : Stories of Resilience, Renewal, and Hope (Jossey-Bass Business & Management Series)
by Jossey-Bass
Hardcover (July, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A truly Inspirational Book - Read it!
If you have lost your job involuntarily, think you may be on the bubble or are just questioning your whole approach and understanding of the work-a-day world, you should read this book!I lost my job in August of 2002 after returning from a very successful 3-year assignment in London.I was devastated, how could I be treated this way.I thought if you showed up and did a great job, you were in for life.Boy was I wrong!I came across this book recommended by an author of a paperback called The Lay-Off Survival Guide.5-0 out of 5 stars Building Personal Resilience
Ms. Pulley has written a very useful treatise on resilience in the context of the workplace. She very succintly brings out the feelings and emotions that a person who has lost his/her job involuntarily feels and experiences. Her ideas and thoughts based on her interviews with people who have gone through the "trough" would make an invaluable contribution to those who are on their path to recovery and more importantly success on their terms. Though the book is written based on the American experience, I am of the opinion that it is applicable anywhere in the world. For those who live under the threat of likely loss of their job involuntarily, this book would be useful in understanding the feelings that you may be encountering.This book could even be a road-map to move-on and re-define yourself, discover a new dimension of success and of course, get on with re-building and living a more meaningful life in which you will find satisfaction and happiness in.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding self-help book for career transitions
I picked up this book with some skepticism after losing a job, but found that I could not put it down!And after finishing it, I went out and got a temp job in ONE DAY which I still have -- and have been asked to stay on.It is excellent as practical as well as philosophical support for anyoneseeking to improve his or her resilience in a crisis.Instead of despairPulley and Deal offer hope. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business/Economics    3. Careers - General    4. Careers / Job Opportunities    5. Case studies    6. Labor    7. Psychological aspects    8. Psychology    9. Unemployed    10. Unemployment    11. Vocational Psychology    12. Advice on careers & achieving success    13. Coping with personal problems    14. Popular psychology   


11. Firing Back: Power Strategies for Cutting the Best Deal When You're About to Lose Your Job
by Wiley
Paperback (02 June, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Strong Medicine for Victims of Firing
Jodie-Beth Galos and Sandy McIntosh have written an extremely useful book for those who have been unjustly fired or "downsized." The authors provide a comprehensive plan for deciding what the terminated (or soon to be terminated) employee wishes to accomplish, what s/he can, infact, accomplish, how, precisely, to enter into negotiations and pursue andmonitor each phase of the process, how to reach a satisfactory settlement,and, finally, how to manage money while out of work.This clearly andelegantly written book features a balance of realistic stories about firingand negotiation processes and appropriately technical and involved legaland financial information.

1-0 out of 5 stars Save your money
This book is terrible.The "real life situations" used to convey points are so contrived they are obviously made up.This book is written on a sixth grade level and would only apply to your situation if you live in asitcom.Very poor and possibly financially dangerous advice.Seek informationelsewhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars Puts you in the driver's seat when they're driving you out
This book takes the reader from a position of helplessness in the firing process to that of equals negotiating the best transition out of a work situation.While nothing will ever make the process of losing your jobpleasant, this book covers all of the ins and outs of making sure that youget the best exit deal that you can, and that you don't fall apart in thetime between jobs.Covering the time from before you lose your job (Yes,Virginia, there may be signs that it is coming) through the process ofnegotiating your exit, and what to do after it's all over, this book givesa solid, sensible approach to handling yourself in the one crisis few of usanticipate. This book tells you what to do, and more importantly, what notto do when you are being fired.Most people don't think about being fireduntil it's all over.Get the book and be prepared.It can happen to you. ... Read more

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12. The Seed Handbook: The Feminine Way to Create Business
by Tarcher
Paperback (20 March, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Inspirational feminine intuition and intellect
A great inner workbook to get the prosperity consciousness going. Very affirmative in tone and lots of anecdotes. A list of other resources is included to continue learning about blending soul with capitalism. Best to use the Suze Orman books in conjunction with one such as this. Franks offers the inner wealth techniques, Orman outlines actually action strategies to bring money and abundance into physical existence.

3-0 out of 5 stars There are better books on the market
Although I believe Lynne Franks has good insight for people who want to start their own business, I found it annoying the way that she would name drop and take credit for the success of others.If you are looking for an uplifting book that will help you take the next step toward running your own business, I would recommend, "Building a Business the Buddhist Way : A Practitioner's Guidebook" by Geri Larkin.This book provides the inspiration to take the next step and more practical advise on how to write a business plan and get started.

2-0 out of 5 stars There are better books on the market
Although I believe Lynne Franks has good insight for people who want to start their own business, I found it annoying the way that she would name drop and take credit for the success of others.If you are looking for an uplifting book that will help you take the next step toward running your own business, I would recommend, "Building a Business the Buddhist Way : A Practitioner's Guidebook" by Geri Larkin.This book provides the inspiration to take the next step and more practical advise on how to write a business plan and get started. ... Read more

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13. Unemployment, Imperfect Competition and Macroeconomics: Essays in the Post Keynesian Tradition
by Edward Elgar Publishing
Hardcover (May, 1995)
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14. The Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona's Rim Country: Working in the Woods
by University of Nevada Press
Hardcover (August, 2006)
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15. Jobshift: How to Prosper in a Workplace Without Jobs
by Perseus Books Group
Paperback (October, 1995)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Make yourself relevant to the changing economy
Bridges argues that you must make yourself relevant to the changing economy by managing your career as solo business, finding the unmet needs inside of your company and increasing your contribution to your company.
5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book- With Effective but Challenging Recommendations
The book argues that fewer people have jobs and more people are working in less traditional arrangements such as temporary work, consulting, and micro businesses.The book recommends that you assess your desires, abilities, temperament, and assests, and it suggests managing your self like a company. 3-0 out of 5 stars Yesterday never really mattered tomorrow never really came
I first read this book some seven years ago as a text for a class intended to help graduating students prepare themselves for the world of work. Interestingly one of those graduates was intending to work in a start up business with digital cameras which he believed would emerge as the dominant force in the picture business. Probably telling the future is not a good business to be in.Read more

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16. Work Matters: Women Talk About Their Jobs and Their Lives
by Viking Adult
Hardcover (01 March, 1996)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Work does Matter
This book Is good and i think that all women should read it. You probably may feel and have the same reactionsas other women do. When women get hire at jobs that men usually do, later on women open the door for changes.

5-0 out of 5 stars womens interest
I think that this book should be assigned to every economics class, its a very interesting book about how women got their position in this society.It also acknowledges how women struggle to be were their at right about now.And she espresses herself so well by characterising other females and how they have achieved in your environment.I, as a reader got an interesting much powerful vibe from this book, it showed me how a womens roel in this society is very hard to play and kepp the ball rolling.

5-0 out of 5 stars women's interests
I think that this book should be assigned as a must read book for the economics class.Its so interesting how Sara Ann Friedman expresses herself and how well she acknowledges other women that have been successful in our society today.She shows us, women how strong and loyal we must be till one day we won't have discrimination against us.It also puts us in a situation that you want to do your best to identify yourself as the best women you can be in our environment.Its a wonderful book.I think everyone should read it or at leat take a glance at it. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business/Economics    2. Employment    3. Employment Of Women    4. Job Satisfaction    5. Labor & Industrial Relations    6. Sex discrimination against women    7. Sociology    8. Women    9. Women's Studies    10. Employment & unemployment    11. Psychology & Psychiatry / General    12. Work & labour   


17. Home and Work: Housework, Wages, and the Ideology of Labor in the Early Republic
by Oxford University Press, USA
Paperback (20 January, 1994)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Pastoralization of Housework
I have to modify significantly the previous reviewer's take on this book. Boydston does not argue that women did all the work while men got all the pay. What she argues is that because women did as much unpaid work as they did, factories benefited more from male labor than they might have if they'd considered and economically rewarded the female labor that went into making the male a productive worker. In other words, capitalists effectively got two for the price of one when they hired a male worker. Without a female working for free at home while practicing home economics to keep expenses low, the American labor-profit system in the early republic would have been unsustainable. To make this system palatable, Boydston argues in her concluding chapter (indeed, the chapter that really is the point of the book), the culture generated a pastoral mystique of housework . . . images and ways of talking about housework that made it seem not only natural, but part of the beauty and splendor of nature.
4-0 out of 5 stars The labors of a housewife -- now and then
Boydson goes to prove that the average woman ha had to work long and hard hours that have been often under paid and overworked while the men get their payment, the women must endure long hours and work extra hard.Thisbook seeks to tell how the women have built the economy and have been oneof the major leaders yet do not get the credit that they deserve.Thinkabout the long hours put in spinning, canning, and doing the house workwithout air conditioning and yet still how it is today! This si the book toread for all historians. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Employment Of Women    2. General    3. History    4. History - General History    5. History: American    6. Home economics    7. Housewives    8. Labor & Industrial Relations - General    9. United States    10. Wages    11. Employment & unemployment    12. History / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)    13. History, American | Women    14. USA    15. Women's studies   


18. The Natural Survival of Work: Job Creation and Job Destruction in a Growing Economy
by The MIT Press
Hardcover (11 August, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Economic Conditions    5. France    6. Labor    7. Manpower policy    8. Unemployment    9. Business & Economics / Labor    10. Labour economics   


19. With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today
by University of California Press
Paperback (02 October, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put this book down
I'm not sure how I even came across this book but what a wonderful find.This book illustrates the complex relationship among the farmworkers, growers, contractors, unionists, advocates, lobbyists, etc.It was extremely well written and readable, alternating between background information/statistics and first person narratives. I also liked the photographs (which were not of the same people who spoke in the book) but would have liked informative captions to go along with them.I am astounded by the enormity of this industry and the agricultural power of the USA.I would certainly pay more for my produce if it would help improve the farmworkers' situation (although the book clearly states that consumer price has little to do with these conditions).I can no longer look at fruits and vegetables the same way.

4-0 out of 5 stars Positve depiction on the contents of the book.
Read This Book! The book With These Hands, is a very accurate depiction of migrant farmworks today.The author, Daniel Rothenberg, is an anthropologist that spent three years living among workers and getting toknow the people who work in the labor camps.He compiled more than 250interviews to try and gain insight on the numerous hardships that thesepeople face.Many people only hear about migrant workers who get intorun-ins with the law, therefore giving these people a stereotypical view ofhow many of these migrants actually are, and what they go through to makesuch horrible wages.Every aspect of these farmworkers lives are explored,from wages to the farm labor market to consequences of labor practices. This book is really a reality check to people because of how much theseworkers have an affect on our lives.People don't stop to think about howall of their fruit products are gathered and how the workers are treatedfor doing such back breaking work.This book differs from many others thathave been written on this same topic because it covers all different anglesof migrant farmwork for yesterday and today.A definite two thumbs up!

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a fine, very readable book about migrant farmworkers
With These Hands is an excellent book that contains oral histories -- astonishing interviews -- with farmworkers, growers, labor contractors, government officials and labor union officials.These statements areinterspersed with excellent but brief summaries of various issues.Thefull range of the complexity of farmworkers' lives is explored, from wagesand benefits to the structure of the farm labor market to the internationalconsequences of agricultural labor practices.As a lawyer for migrantfarmworkers, I'm all for books about them but have been disappointed by alot of what has been written.This book does not disappoint. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Agriculture - General    2. Anthropology - General    3. Interviews    4. Labor & Industrial Relations - General    5. Legal status, laws, etc    6. Legal status, laws, etc.    7. Migrant agricultural laborers    8. Politics / Current Events    9. Social Science    10. Sociology    11. United States    12. Agriculture & related industries    13. Anthropology    14. Employment & unemployment    15. Political Science / Labor & Industrial Relations    16. Work & labour   


20. Myth and Measurement
by Princeton University Press
Paperback (15 September, 1997)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Superb and refreshing
For those of us without formal economics training, Card and Krueger present an easy-to-read alternative view of the minimum wage controvery.They undermine powerfully the long held assumption that minimum wagesdecrease job opportunities for low wage workers, and elegantly descibe whatpoor workers have known for years. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Business & Economics    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business/Economics    4. Economics - Theory    5. Labor    6. Labor & Industrial Relations - General    7. Business & Economics / Economics / General    8. Economics    9. Political Science and International Relations    10. Sociology   


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