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More Like Us: Making America Great Again

Fallows, James M.

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ISBN 10: 0395498570 / ISBN 13: 9780395498576
Published by Houghton Mifflin, 1989
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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Signed 1st edition. Signed with brief inscription by James Fallows on half-title page. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square. Minor shelfwear, a handful of pages with markings. DJ has some age-toning as well as minor shelfwear. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bookseller Inventory # 205592

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Title: More Like Us: Making America Great Again

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good+ Dust Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Arguing against following examples set by the Japanese in rebuilding American economic strength, the author recommends utilization of the vast skills and resources of immigrants to the United States

From Publishers Weekly:

Rather than try to "outsacrifice the Japanese," Americans can make the U.S. economy competitive again, Fallows urges, by tapping our native talent for disorder, constant change, mobility and entrepreneurial zeal. An Atlantic correspondent living in Japan and Malaysia since 1986, this former speechwriter for Jimmy Carter bolsters his thesis with firsthand comparisons of Asian societies and our own. His points are well-taken, if not particularly new. In the book's anticlimactic, weakly argued second half, Fallows blames America's stagnation on an "inappropriate, static, Confucian-style merit system" whose elements include restrictive professions, IQ tests and channeling of students along predetermined academic tracks. To open up the professions, the author would ease licensing requirements in nursing and medicine, and permit hiring of public school teachers even if they have not completed formal training. He also calls for easing restrictions on immigration, making Social Security benefits partly taxable and tying welfare subsidies to work. Author tour.
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