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
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,
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.
AFL-CIO executive compensation list - How much does your CEO make? Paywatch tracks the earnings of America’s top corporate exec’s.
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.
Episode 2 - Living on the Fault Line
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.
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - Current statistics on employment, wages, benefits, etc.
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.
A comprehensive list of international trade links.http://netec.wustl.edu/WebEc/webecf.html#F1>
Summaries of many major U.S. employment laws and regulations.
“The Economic Case for Corporate Responsibility to Workers.” More on the debate
of shareholders vs. labor.http://epinet.org/epib111.html>
“Corporations and Human Capital.” A
Brookings Institute project studying the value
corporations put on their employees.
“Does America Still Work?” The PBS series Frontline
explores the effect of the new economy on the American Dream.
Episode 3 - Learning to Survive
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.
U.S. Department of Education.
<http://www.ed.gov>National Education Association.
<http://www.nea.org>EdWeb, an online source for resources and information about trends in education policy.
<http://edweb.gsn.org>National Center for Research in Vocational Education
, a clearinghouse for information on work-related education.
PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer stories on education.
education.html>PBS Teacher Connex, PBS’s on-line resource for
teachers and educators.
Episode 4 - Beating the Bottom Line
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.
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.
National Center for Employee Ownership.
http://www.nceo.org>Links to information on labor policy in the Netherlands.