The Resource The vanishing American corporation: : navigating the hazards of a new economy, Gerald F. Davis, (eaudio)

The vanishing American corporation: : navigating the hazards of a new economy, Gerald F. Davis, (eaudio)

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The vanishing American corporation: : navigating the hazards of a new economy
Title
The vanishing American corporation:
Title remainder
navigating the hazards of a new economy
Statement of responsibility
Gerald F. Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
It may be hard to believe in an era of Walmart, Citizens United, and the Koch brothers, but corporations are on the decline. The number of American companies listed on the stock market dropped by half between 1996 and 2012. In recent years we've seen some of the most storied corporations go bankrupt (General Motors, Chrysler, Eastman Kodak) or disappear entirely (Bethlehem Steel, Lehman Brothers, Borders). Gerald Davis argues this is a root cause of the income inequality and social instability we face today. Corporations were once an integral part of building the middle class. He points out that in their heyday they offered millions of people lifetime employment, a stable career path, health insurance, and retirement pensions. They were like small private welfare states. The businesses that are replacing them will not fill the same role. For one thing, they employ far fewer people-the combined global workforces of Facebook, Yelp, Zynga, LinkedIn, Zillow, Tableau, Zulily, and Box are smaller than the number of people who lost their jobs when Circuit City was liquidated in 2009. And in the "sharing economy," companies have no obligation to most of the people who work for them-at the end of 2014 Uber had over 160,000 "driver-partners" in the United States but recognized only about 2,000 people as actual employees.Davis tracks the rise of the large American corporation and the economic, social, and technological developments that have led to its decline. The future could see either increasing economic polarization, as careers turn into jobs and jobs turn into tasks, or a more democratic economy built from the grass roots. It's up to us
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technical information on music
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Midwest
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1961-
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Davis, Gerald F.
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other
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Read by Jeff Hoyt
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  • Hoyt, Jeff
  • hoopla digital
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  • Corporations
  • Industries
  • United States
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adult
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The vanishing American corporation: : navigating the hazards of a new economy, Gerald F. Davis, (eaudio)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (6:hr., 7: min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781626569201
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT11608019
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sound
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other
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11608019
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MWT11608019
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The vanishing American corporation: : navigating the hazards of a new economy, Gerald F. Davis, (eaudio)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
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unknown
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (6:hr., 7: min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781626569201
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11608019
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unknown
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access
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11608019
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MWT11608019
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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