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In 1970 the largest U.S. corporation was General Motors, with employees who stayed with the company for most of their working lives. Today the largest U.S. corporation is Wal-Mart, which has a 70 percent turnover rate. Dorgan is concerned about the implications of that shift in employment status and stability for the standard of living in the U.S. He looks beyond the economic and philosophical arguments, using vignettes to describe the bottom-line competition of large corporations that has resulted in the loss of three million U.S. jobs in the last five years. He cites a long list of U.S. companies and brands that have moved operations overseas, including Fruit of the Loom, Fig Newton, and Radio Flyer. Dorgan cautions that American consumers are in denial about the cost of the cheap goods they buy in terms of job loss and the exploitation of overseas workers. After lauding a host of those who have spoken out on the issue, including Warren Buffett, Ross Perot, and Bill Moyers, Dorgan offers some suggestions, including repealing tax breaks for exporting jobs. Vanessa Bush
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A book about my life. What can I say? It's sad, it's about my job. I work in Corporate America and most of the jobs where I work have been sent offshore. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by S. Killian
When the Democrats introduce a bill in September 2010 that would at least reduce the number of American jobs shipped overseas, EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN VOTED AGAINST IT. Read morePublished on November 12, 2010 by TruthSeeker
There are many excellent reasons to read TAKE THIS JOB AND SHIP IT.
Foremost is the author-Byron Dorgan is a senator that has remembered the working class. Read more
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Buy this book. By reading it you will wonder a little less how we got where we are today.Published on April 29, 2009 by A. Clark
I know Senator Byron Dorgan, and he is as honest as anyone I have ever known. This book is an eye-opening look into the Legislative Branch of our government. Read morePublished on October 28, 2008 by Rosey1
Senator Dorgan is one of our REAL politicians who represent us in Washington. I wish I had a choice of a man like Senator Dorgan in my local races. Read morePublished on May 4, 2008 by William
Senator Dorgan's book is absolutely an incredible revelation of what is happening in America to our businesses, jobs and workers. Read morePublished on December 22, 2007 by Walter Seely