Employment in America has become a depressing subject. The recession is officially long over, yet 32 million Americans want to work full-time and are not. Neither political side is getting anywhere with the problem, and Washington has almost stopped discussing it, let alone implementing anything to solve or even improve it. Work's New Age, a 2012 Independent Publisher Book Award winner, is the first full-length book since the recession's end to address this massive national concern. It explains, in terms of numbers, trends, and social patterns that we can all understand, why the connection between workers available and work needed has changed permanently. Using a wide variety of examples and extensions of work of multidisciplinary observers and thinkers, it provides a comprehensive view of America's employment crisis. This incisive, timely book, featured on over 130 American radio stations coast to coast, clearly presents the truth about American employment. Whether you are working, between jobs, or safely retired, it will alert you to changes that will affect you and your loved ones in the years and decades to come.
|Publisher:||Royal Flush Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
James B. Huntington has been a business professor, teacher, and professional speaker. His 2007 doctoral dissertation is the only book written on career jobs for post-65 baby boomers. He has also written on leadership, organizational change, and human development. He has an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a PhD in applied management and decision sciences from Walden University.
Table of Contents
Table of Figures 11
Introduction: A Shift for the Ages 15
Part I The Problem
Chapter 1 Full Employment's End: Now and So Far 17
Chapter 2 It'll Get Worse 43
Chapter 3 The Effects, So Far and Soon 79
Part II The Solutions
Chapter 4 What Do the Papers Say? 99
Chapter 5 Non-Solutions 103
Chapter 6 Partial Solutions 117
Chapter 7 Valuable Possibilities 127
Chapter 8 Thinking the Not-So-Unthinkable: Guaranteed Income 143
Part III Action
Chapter 9 How Can We Adjust? Changing Our Lives and Our Heads 153
Postscript: Back to Us 159
About the Author 217
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the book that everyone needs to own. It is as eye opening and revealing as flipping on a light switch and illuminating the countryside. I couldn't bear to read on, couldn't bear to put it down. It is thought provoking and honest, presenting a clear path from the past to the present and on to the future. Every politican should buy this book and maybe America can get on the right path again. No matter where you are in your stage of the game, this steps it up. Amazing!!!
Finally someone got it right. WPA for a start, coupled with separating health care from jobs, will do more for our country than everything Wall Street and the politicians have dreamed up. A must read for everyone.