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Louis Uchitelle
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Louis Uchitelle worked as a reporter, a foreign correspondent, and the editor of the business news department at the Associated Press before joining The New York Times in 1980. He has been writing about business, labor, and economics for the Times since 1987. He was the lead reporter for the Times series “The Downsizing of America,” which won a George Polk Award in 1996. He has taught at Columbia University and was a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation in New York in 2002–2003. He lives with his wife, Joan, in Scarsdale, New York.

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The Disposable American

Written by Louis Uchitelle

Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $12.99

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The Disposable American
Layoffs and Their Consequences
Written by Louis Uchitelle

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $17.00

Layoffs have become a fact of life in today’s economy; initiated in the mid 1970s, they are now widely expected, and even accepted. It doesn’t have to be that way.

In The Disposable American, award-winning reporter Louis Uchitelle offers an eye-opening account of layoffs in America–how they started, their questionable necessity, and... Read more >
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