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The Resource Were you born on the wrong continent?: : how the European model can help you get a life, Thomas Geoghegan

Were you born on the wrong continent?: : how the European model can help you get a life, Thomas Geoghegan

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Were you born on the wrong continent?: : how the European model can help you get a life
Title
Were you born on the wrong continent?:
Title remainder
how the European model can help you get a life
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Thomas Geoghegan
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Language
eng
Summary
The acclaimed labor lawyer and prizewinning author Thomas Geoghegan asks: where are we better off-America or Europe? In an idiosyncratic, entertaining travelogue that plays on public policy, Geoghegan asks what our lives would be like if we lived them as Europeans. Sneaking out of his workaholic American life, he takes five trips where he tries to understand so-called European socialism firsthand. Though he first tries France (which has become a rhetorical stand-in for the continent as a whole in many Americans' minds), he eventually ventures into Germany to see what some call the "boring" Europe. There he finds the true "other"-an economic model with more bottom-up worker control than that of any other country in the world-and argues that, while we have to take Germany's problems seriously, we also have to look seriously at how much it has achieved. Social democracy may let us live nicer lives; it also may be the only way to be globally competitive. This wry, timely book helps us understand why the European model, contrary to popular neoliberal wisdom, may thrive well into the twenty-first century without compromising its citizens' ease of living-and be the best example for the United States to follow. Germany is more generous than the U. S. :The average number of paid vacation days in the U. S. is 13, versus Germany's 35New mothers in the U. S. get three months of unpaid job-protected leave and only if they work for a company of 50 or more employees, while Germany mandates four months' paid leave and will pay parents 67% of their salary to stay home for up to 14 months to care for a newborn. U. S. life expectancy is 50th in the world, compared to Germany's 32nd
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Geoghegan, Thomas
Dewey number
330.126
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Socialism
  • Well-being
  • Industrial management
  • Europe
  • Europe
Target audience
adult
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Were you born on the wrong continent?: : how the European model can help you get a life, Thomas Geoghegan
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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MWT11841974
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595586087
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT11841974
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remote
Stock number
11841974
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Were you born on the wrong continent?: : how the European model can help you get a life, Thomas Geoghegan
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11841974
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781595586087
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11841974
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11841974
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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