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Take This Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Political Studies, Business, American Studies
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by Thomas Dunne Books (first published September 5th 2000)
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Apr 20, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
A very good, informative read on the damage that shipping American jobs overseas has done to the economy and the quality of goods that we are buying today. Dorgan puts a lot of good information into his book, and writes it in a way that is easy to understand (not going to lie, I tend to find books about economics boring). He also offers some practical solutions to solve the problem, but unfortunately that would require the US to have corporations willing to just be profitable (not obscenely prof ...more
Jeff Maxwell
Mar 21, 2008 Jeff Maxwell rated it really liked it
Senator Dorgan paints a matter-of-fact picture in this book about what we don't see in business, economics, and what's happening to America. This book is NOT for everyone, but if you've ever been fed up with companies like Wal-Mart, or with a phone call to a "help desk" that gets routed to Bombay, then you will enjoy this read.
Terri Lynn
May 03, 2015 Terri Lynn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
This is a book every American citizen should read and every legislator should read before any election. Many people voting Republican have no idea of how the Republicans, in bed with Corporate America, are screwing the middle class and working class up the ass while laughing all the way to the bank. Read this to see where jobs have gone and who has benefited. He also provides proof for each statement. You owe it to yourself to know what your political leaders are purposely doing to you and how y ...more
Sep 27, 2011 Howard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome! This book described in detail the many economic and political issues of our nation and a formidable political solution to correct. Our economic status was created by legislative actions created by egregious corporate greed in our two leading parties during a period of increasing monopolization by large corporations. This unchecked monopolization must be legislated to provide more opportunities for the fast declining middle class. The middle class is the core of the greatest wealth of ou ...more
Alan Fogelquist
Oct 05, 2015 Alan Fogelquist rated it it was amazing
A very clear account packed with real factual details and sound reasoning accessible to those not living in the scholastic stratosphere of abstract economic speculation or the back rooms of predatory corporate elites.
Nov 11, 2009 Dan rated it really liked it
This was one of those I just picked up on a whim while I was strolling through the library. It deals with our idiotic “trade policies” and how badly we’re being harmed by them. It’s definitely a relevant book and I can relate to it personally, having had my last job outsourced and seeing that my current one is ripe to be at any time. It’s a very informative but infuriating book; I got so mad sometimes it was hard to read. He’s a Democrat so he spent most of his time bashing Republicans, but he l ...more
Mar 22, 2008 Tommy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Americans
This book was terrific. Senator Dorgan goes into detail about specific corporations, businessmen, and politicians who are ruining our government and our economy by putting their personal wealth in front of ethics, human rights, labor standards, environmental standards, ideas of fair play, and people in general.

The soul and future of our country is at stake and I love Dorgan being up front and honest about what is wrong and how to fix it. That being said, I'm going to read a book presently the ot
Michael Perry
Dec 30, 2012 Michael Perry rated it it was ok
I read this book during the "reflection years" - my introspective time prior to a midlife crisis, where I started questioning everything that I ever stood for, particularly my politics.

This book was good reinforcement of ideas that I already had about corporate greed, political corruption and the very wealthy - there wasn't really anything within that was particularly compelling or that I did not already know, but rather...just affirmation.

I don't regret reading the book. It served its purpose.
Aug 21, 2008 Michael rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone interested in Economics
Excellent book, and a good juxtaposition to several better known books on globalization and free trade. Senator Dorgan (D-ND) makes a number of salient and well reasoned arguments. I read this bood with special interest and reccomend that it be read with other current popular economic books such as "The World is Flat".
Tammy Wiles
Jun 17, 2009 Tammy Wiles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book provided another perspective of the longer term impacts of shipping jobs oversees to reduce cost short term. Wonderful strategic, thought-provoking book.
Aug 01, 2011 Sheila rated it it was amazing
Very easy to understand. Senator Dorgan makes a persuasive argument and makes sense. It's scary how everything is happening now like he said it would.
Jul 14, 2008 Tammy rated it really liked it
A must read for a reality check. After you read this book, there is a much more of an awareness of what and where your everyday stuff comes from.
Jul 22, 2013 Andrew rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A good, solid treatment of an important topic by the senator. Far better than most books by senators and members of congress.
Sep 23, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: poly-sci
Currently reading this. I met Sen Dorgan in Jan 07, and got him to sign my book. He's on speed dial now
May 11, 2010 Hapzydeco rated it liked it
Interesting take on a political conundrum.
Jan 18, 2010 Bryan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finance-politics
Excellent book.
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