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The Future of Work

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In the last 50 years, globalization, shifting demographic patterns, and technological innovation have redefined labor. Will advanced countries adapt to competition with lower-paid, less protected workers in developing countries, or face chronic unemployment? Will developing-country workers demand better conditions and higher pay?

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    America's Lost World

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    The idea of America as a cultural wellspring and bastion of freedom was always an artifact of the Cold War. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Americans increasingly have struggled to articulate what they really stand for.

    review two recent books examining the country's post-war cultural boom and bust.

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