The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalis

The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalis

by Robert B. Reich
     
 

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There is no longer such a thing as an American economy, say Robert Reich at the beginning of this brilliant book.  What does it mean to be a nation when money, goods, and services know no borders?  What skills will be the most valuable in the coming century? And how can our country best ensure that all its citizen have a share in the new global

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There is no longer such a thing as an American economy, say Robert Reich at the beginning of this brilliant book.  What does it mean to be a nation when money, goods, and services know no borders?  What skills will be the most valuable in the coming century? And how can our country best ensure that all its citizen have a share in the new global economy?  Robert B. Reich, the widely respected and bestselling author of The Next American Frontier and The Resurgent Liberal, defines the real challenge facing the United States in the 21st century in this trail-blazing book.  Original, readable, and vastly informed, The Work of Nations is certain to set a standard for the next generation of policy-makers.




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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This stimulating treatise urges Americans to prepare for a newly emerging global economic order. (Feb.)
Library Journal
According to Harvard economist Reich, author of The Resurgent Liberal ( LJ 8/89), we are going through a historic transformation that is rearranging the politics and economics of the 1990s and the 21st century. Economies are no longer simply national in scope but global, rewarding the most skilled around the world with ever greater wealth while consigning the less skilled to declining standards of living. He sees the global work forces as already divided into three groups: routine producers (e.g., data processors), in-person servers (e.g., librarians), and symbolic analysts who manipulate symbols for large profits (e.g., financial wizards). In 1989, these analysts comprised about one-fifth of the population of the United States, but they earned more than half the income. As the rich get richer and the rest get poorer, Reich urges a national recommitment to the productivity and competitiveness of all citizens. This is highly recommended for all academic and public libraries.-- Jeffrey R. Herold, Bucyrus P.L., Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307772992
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
890,799
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Currently Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration, Robert Reich is a member of the faculty of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and one of America's foremost political economists.  A graduate of Dartmouth College, Yale Law School, and Oxford University, he served as Assistant to the Solicitor General in the Ford administrations and Director of Policy Planning for the Federal Trade Commission in the Carter administration.  He is a contributing editor of The New Republic, chairman of the editorial board of The American Prospect, a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and The Atlantic, and a regular commentator for both National Public Radio, and public television.  He is the author of The Resurgent Liberal, Tales of a New America, New Deals: The Chrysler Revival and the American System, The Next American Frontier, Minding America's Business, and other books.  Reich lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife and two sons.




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