Book Discussion on The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences

Louis Uchitelle talked about his book, The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences, published by Knopf. He described the… read more

Louis Uchitelle talked about his book, The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences, published by Knopf. He described the economic and psychological effects of layoffs on the American workforce, arguing that companies are laying off workers even when it hurts profits. He compared today’s job security with that of the 1920s and said he investigated why layoffs have become so commonplace. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 10, 2006
Last Aired:
Feb 4, 2009

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  • Sep 10, 2006 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 10, 2006 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 07, 2006 | 11:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 04, 2009 | 12:56am EST | C-SPAN 3
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