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Resources for educators, researchers, and others who would like to know more about issues discussed in Surviving the Bottom Line with Hedrick Smith

Episode One - Running With the Bulls

Print Resources:

Estes, Ralph. Tyranny of the Bottom Line; Why Corporations Make Good People Do Bad Things, San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1996.

Kaysen, Carl ed. The American Corporation Today; Examining the Questions of Power and Efficiency at the Century’s End, New York: Oxford University Press,1996. . 

Kuttner, Robert. Everything for Sale; The Virtues and Limits of Markets, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.

Roe, Mark J. Strong Managers Weak Owners; the Political Roots of American Corporate Finance, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1996.

Web Resources:

Securities and Exchange Commission - The SEC’s Edgar database provides on-line access to information on every publicly traded company in the U.S.
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AFL-CIO executive compensation list - How much does your CEO make? Paywatch tracks the earnings of America’s top corporate exec’s.
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Search recent PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer stories on business and industry. <http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/business/business.html>

“Betting on the Market” - A Frontline report on America’s obsession with Wall Street and its implications for the country.
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http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/betting>

Episode 2 - Living on the Fault Line

Print Resources:

Leigh, Nancey Green. Stemming Middle-Class Decline; The Challenges to Economic Development Planning, New Brunswick, NJ: The Center for Urban Policy Research, 1994.

Mishel, Lawrence and Jared Bernstein and John Schmitt. The State of Working America 1996-97, Washington DC: The Economic Policy Institute, 1996.

Mishel, Lawrence and John Schmitt. Beware the U.S. Model; Jobs and Wages in a Deregulated Economy, Washington, DC: The Economic Policy Institute, 1995.

New York Times. The New York Times Special Report: The Downsizing of America, New York: Times Books (a division of Random House), 1996.

Sweeney, John J. America Needs A Raise; Fighting for Economic Security and Social Justice, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. 

Web Resources:

U.S. Department of Labor
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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Current statistics on employment, wages, benefits, etc.
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What’s the current U.S. trade balance with Mexico? The U.S. Census Bureau keeps track of trade between the U.S. and every country in the world -- from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
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A comprehensive list of international trade links.
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Summaries of many major U.S. employment laws and regulations.
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“The Economic Case for Corporate Responsibility to Workers.” More on the debate of shareholders vs. labor.
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 “Corporations and Human Capital.” A Brookings Institute project studying the value corporations put on their employees.
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“Does America Still Work?” The PBS series Frontline explores the effect of the new economy on the American Dream.
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Episode 3 - Learning to Survive

Print Resources:

Olson, Lynn. The School to Work Revolution; How Employers and Educators Are Joining Forces to Prepare Tomorrow’s Skilled Workforce, Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1997.

Ross, Heidi A. China Learns English; Language Teaching and Social Change in the People’s Republic, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993.

Sarason, Seymour B. How Schools Might Be Governed and Why, New York: Teachers College Press, 1997. 

Web Resources:

U.S. Department of Education.
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National Education Association.
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EdWeb, an online source for resources and information about trends in education policy.
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National Center for Research in Vocational Education , a clearinghouse for information on work-related education.
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Search recent PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer stories on education.
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PBS Teacher Connex, PBS’s on-line resource for teachers and educators.
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Episode 4 - Beating the Bottom Line

Print Resources:

Blasi, Joseph Raphael. The New Owners; The Mass Emergence of Employee Ownership in Public Companies and What It Means to American Business, New York: HarperBusiness, 1991.

Bollier, David. Aiming Higher; 25 Stories of How Companies Prosper By Combining Sound Management and Social Vision , New York: Amacom, 1996.

Kaminski, Michelle et. al. Making Change Happen; Six Cases of Unions and Companies Transforming Their Workplaces, Washington, DC: Work and Technology Institute, 1996.

Wilms, Wellford W. Restoring Prosperity; How Workers and Managers are Forging A New Culture of Cooperation. New York: Times Books (A division of Random House), 1996. 

Web Resources:

The Industrial Heartland Labor Capital Project , Chaired by United Steelworkers of America Secretary-Treasurer Leo Gerard, is developing labor investment strategies in the U.S. similar to Canada's Solidarity Fund, explored in Surviving the Bottom Line.
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National Center for Employee Ownership.
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Links to information on labor policy in the Netherlands.
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