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Out of Sight by Erik Loomis
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May 06, 2016

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, social-criticism, a-must-read, staff-pick

Truth is often stranger than fiction, and in this slim yet powerful book, truth is much more horrible than fiction. Erik Loomis has done an amazing job of putting together a succinct history of labor's struggle against corporate power. He shows that when the federal government started to finally enact safety laws, and unions were gaining more rights for workers, corporations just moved manufacturing overseas. Once out of the U.S. they are able to skirt safety regulations and pay minimum wages as low as thirty-two cents an hour. Five million U.S. jobs have been lost due to NAFTA, and new trade agreements just enable U.S. corporations to continue their policy of exploiting the poorest on this earth. I don't call too many books a must-read, but this one is certainly worth your time and money spent.

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Reading Progress

May 6, 2016 – Shelved
May 7, 2016 – Started Reading
May 9, 2016 –
page 56
May 13, 2016 –
page 96
May 15, 2016 –
page 150
May 15, 2016 – Finished Reading

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