The Disposable American

The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences

Author
Louis Uchitelle

Language
English

Published
2006 (Alfred A. Knopf)

The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences is a 2006 book written by New York Times reporter Louis Uchitelle, and it is his first. It is published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. The book is concerned with the far reaching layoffs occurring in the United States, the damage he perceives this causes the country, and the psychological harm he perceives dealt to workers by this phenomenon.[1][2][3][4] According to the book’s author, Louis Uchitelle, the waves of major layoffs are injurious to the United States in three key areas: the phenomenon disadvantages companies leaving them unable to compete, it has removed numerous middle class jobs, and it disadvantages former middle class workers who are often forced to work lower paying jobs.[2][3]
References[edit]

^ Lardner, James (2007-06-14). “The Specter Haunting Your Office” (Free PDF download). The New York Review of Books. New York City. 54 (10): 1–11. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
^ a b Delong, Brad (2006-04-02). “Americans Idle – ‘The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences,’ by Louis Uchitelle”. The New York Times. p. 01. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
^ a b Geoghegan, Thomas; ‘The Disposable American’ (March 29, 2006). “How Pink Slips Hurt More Than Workers”. Books of The Times. New York City: The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
^ Mentzer, Marc S. (2006-11-01). “The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences by Louis Uchitelle”. Academy of Management Perspectives. 20 (4): 123–124. doi:10.5465/AMP.2006.23270316. JSTOR 4166279. 

Further reading[edit]

Gerena, Charles (Spring 2007). “Job Security No Longer Job One”. Region Focus. Book Review: ‘The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences – by Louis Uchitelle’. Free PDF download.
Sharone, Ofer (2007). “The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences – by Louis Uchitelle”. Sociological Inquiry. 77 (3): 514. doi:10.1111/j.1475-682X.2007.00203.x. 

External links[edit]

“Book Discussion on The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences”. C-SPAN. Video. August 17, 2006.

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