9780975320716

Dismantling the American Dream : Globalization, Free Trade, Immigration, Unemployment, Poverty, Debt, Foreign Dependency, and More

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  • ISBN13:

    9780975320716

  • ISBN10:

    0975320718

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-30
  • Publisher: Kenamar Pub
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Summary

In the late 1990s the United States began to experience a lingering recession that is still hurting our businesses, workers and their families. Is this the typical recession from which we always rebound, or could this downturn represent the early stages of a far greater American tragedy? The eyes of American citizens, the news media, and some political leaders are beginning to open. After studying the origins of American prosperity and our present policies, it has become apparent that our leaders, albeit with good intentions, may have taken us down some very dangerous roads. This book will provide a down-to-earth and uncensored insight into the many issues that now confront our country. Fortunately, although we got ourselves into this mess, we also have the power and ability to fix these problems. But will we? Grab a coffee or soda, relax, and get ready to take a journey with an American friend. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION
7(6)
A Letter to Readers
8(2)
About this Book
10(3)
2 THE AMERICAN SUCCESS FORMULA
13(14)
The Formula
14(1)
Evolution of Our Economic Machine
14(5)
The American Culture and Personality
19(5)
Prosperity and Security
24(3)
3 EXPORTING BUSINESS AND OUR INDUSTRIAL POWER
27(16)
The War, Life in the Trenches
28(4)
Exporting the Industrial and Service Base
32(5)
Is It Corporate Greed or Survival
37(6)
4 PLIGHT OF THE AMERICAN WORKER AND FAMILY
43(46)
Jobs are Disappearing
44(3)
Exporting Jobs-A Real Dilemma
47(16)
Infiltration of Foreign Workers
63(1)
Illegal Aliens
64(3)
Legal Immigration
67(8)
Immigration Summary
75(1)
Two-Tiered Workforce?
76(10)
The Decline of the American Society
86(3)
5 WHERE IS AMERICA HEADING
89(22)
The Government Blame Game and Inaction
90(1)
Our Debt-Ridden Government
91(7)
Import/Export Trade Deficit
98(3)
The Consumer Debt Burden
101(3)
Failure of U.S. Foreign Trade Policy
104(3)
Growing American Poverty
107(4)
6 NATIONAL SECURITY
111(18)
The Evolving Situation
112(1)
Industrial and Service Business-Base Erosion
113(7)
Intellectual Property and Brain Drain
120(2)
Reliance on Foreign Countries for Survival
122(3)
Exporting Steel-A Taste of Reality
125(4)
7 IS FREE TRADE HELPING OR HURTING NATIONS
129(24)
A Mistake May Have Been Made
130(1)
World Corporation Profit Motivation
131(3)
Poverty Stricken Remain Poverty Stricken
134(1)
Lack of Consumer Demand for U.S. Products
135(4)
Can There Really be "Free" Trade
139(9)
Emergence of New Superpowers
148(5)
8 THE CHINA BUSINESS CASE
153(20)
Why China
154(1)
Demographics and Profile of China
154(8)
Trade Complications
162(2)
The Danger with Politics
164(6)
Bottom-line, Significant Risk and Exposure
170(3)
9 PROTECTING AMERICA HOMELAND SECURITY
173(44)
Idea was Right, Strategy was Wrong
174(2)
Aggressive Foreign Policy
176(3)
Department of U.S. Citizen Prosperity
179(6)
Unemployment and Poverty
185(13)
National Security and Foreign Job Loss
198(13)
Rebuilding American Prosperity
211(6)
10 HELPING UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES ACHIEVE PROSPERITY 217(24)
United States and World Support
218(1)
A World Community
219(4)
Criteria for Supporting Foreign Countries
223(2)
What Do Developing Countries Need
225(4)
How to Achieve a Balanced Growth
229(3)
Mexico, A Country Ready to Emerge and Prosper
232(9)
11 PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER 241(18)
We Have Taken the Wrong Road
242(7)
The Dots are Everywhere
249(3)
Where Do We Go From Here
252(7)
12 APPENDIX 259
A Foreign Countries
260(6)
B Letter To Political Leaders
266(8)
C References and Exhibits
274(5)
D Index
279

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