Driven Abroad: The Outsourcing of America

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Itís easy to talk about exporting American jobs in the abstract, from a comfortable distance. In this groundbreaking book, reporter Ron French has gone inside factories in four nations to achieve something new, unique and far more challenging. Accompanied by a news photographer, he followed the manufacturing of a single automotive component through downsizings, plant closings and outsourcing around the globe. From Michigan to Mexico to Honduras to China, his book not only investigates the economic factors that push production overseas but goes on to examine the human side of labor globalization through intimate profiles of individual workers in all four countries.

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Students of Thomas Friedman's, The World Is Flat, won't want to miss Ron French's fascinating take on the new global economy. Here is a book that goes beyond everything you have ever read or heard about outsourcing and shows precisely why globalization is no panacea for the third world. A status quo ante approach destined to bring back the "good old days" of the underpaid and overworked, outsourcing has become a code word for chaos in many job markets. No job is safe as long as employers can pull up stakes and move in the middle of the night, leaving their workers shivering in unemployment lines.

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"I think itís a fascinating book."
óMike Wallace, CBS News

"Read it, Americans, and take back control of your country."
óRalph Nader

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