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Keeping America Competitive

Employment Policy for the Twenty-First Century

Edward E. Potter & Judith A. Youngman –

Potter and Youngman describe competitiveness as the ability of individual enterprises to sell goods and services profitably in both domestic and foreign markets. The nation’s continued prosperity now depends on the ability of U.S. companies to produce and market goods and services that can compete successfully in both price and quality with foreign companies.

It is not widely understood that U.S. employment policy has an important bearing on this country’s economic competitiveness, which translates into American capacity to create and provide jobs for American workers. Americans are asking why their traditional jobs and industries are disappearing and why their standard of living is not improving as it did in earlier decades. These questions must be addressed and Keeping America Competitiveprovides the answers.

Keeping America Competitive” seems a genuine attempt to balance the needs of employers who would be internationally competitive and of employees who would be mobile and flexible.” The New York Times

 “The authors present convincing evidence and analysis to document their thesis; overall, the study is a significant contribution to the debate on competitiveness.” Choice

EDWARD E. POTTER is president of the Employment Policy Foundation based in Washington, D.C., a foundation dedicated to clarifying the effects of employment policies being formulated by Congress, the courts, and administrative agencies on job creation and U.S. competitiveness. He is a partner in the law firm of McGuiness & Williams in Washington, D.C., specializing in labor, equal employment opportunity law, and international labor law.

JUDITH A. YOUNGMAN is former Vice President for Public Affairs with Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Inc. in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. She is a specialist in merger negotiations and has supervised worldwide external and internal communications during merger processes. Dr. Youngman is an associate professor of political science at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where she heads the Government and History Section.

Cloth, 434 pages, 6×9
ISBN 0-944435-28-9
LC 94-77235


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