The Big Squeeze

Steven Greenhouse talked about his book The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, published by Knopf. In the book he profiles many types of… read more

Steven Greenhouse talked about his book The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, published by Knopf. In the book he profiles many types of workers who have been affected by economic, business, political, and social trends such as globalization, the influx of immigrants, and the “Wal-Mart effect.” The author argues that the social contract between employers and employees, guaranteeing steady work and good pensions, has eroded over the last three decades, damaged by massive layoffs of factory and office workers and Wall Street’s demands for ever-higher profits. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience. close

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The Big Squeeze

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Program ID:
205857-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Jul 02, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Sep 21, 2008 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 02, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 2008 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 27, 2008 | 9:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 21, 2008 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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