Fast Boat to China: Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade; Lessons from Shanghai
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Fast Boat to China: Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade; Lessons from Shanghai

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Most Americans today are aware that jobs are being outsourced to China, India, and other nations at an alarming rate. From factory jobs to white-collar, high-tech positions, the exporting of labor is one of the most controversial issues in America.Yet few people know much about the other end — about the people who are actually working these jobs and how their own lives hav...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published April 4th 2006 by Pantheon (first published 2006)
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Fast Boat to China: Lessons from Shanghai; Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade;
Andrew Ross; Random House, 2006

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This book examines the history and the consequences of corporate free-trade (globalization) with a moral imperative. What are the responsibilities of governments, West or East, for wealth distribution and environmental stewardship? The free-trade story is generally well known from the early 1990’s beginning with the garment industry, through C...more
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Andrew Ross is Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University, and a social activist. A contributor to The Nation, the Village Voice, New York Times, and Artforum, he is the author of many books, including, most recently, Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City and Nice Work if You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times.
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