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

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

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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
Creator
Author
Subject
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."--Publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
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Davis, Gerald F.
Dewey number
338.7/40973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2785
LC item number
.D26 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
BK currents book
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  • Corporations
  • Industries
  • United States
Label
The vanishing American corporation : navigating the hazards of a new economy, Gerald F. Davis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 222 pages
Isbn
9781626562790
Lccn
2015050640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920452156
  • 2186920
Label
The vanishing American corporation : navigating the hazards of a new economy, Gerald F. Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 222 pages
Isbn
9781626562790
Lccn
2015050640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)920452156
  • 2186920

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