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Review Boom Bust Exodus Boom Bust Exodus Review Ô 9 Chad Broughton has written a deeply observed and nuanced account of one of the stories of our time the migration of a once thriving American factory over the border into Mexico When he learns of Maytag's plans to shutter its refrigerator plant a move decried by a young Senator Obama Broughton begins a decade long dive into the drama that envelops both Galesburg Illinois where townspeople are losing their 1514 an hour livelihood and Reynosa Mexico where the same jobs will pay 110 and come with a cost The results are both epic and surprising The pitfalls of such a project are many but Broughton avoids pity and screed delivering a story that is beautifully detailed and rich in human and historic dimension Most of us talk about a global economy with a vague sense of what that really means With Boom Bust Exodus Broughton has defined it indelibly Ann Marie Lipinski Curator Nieman Foundation for Journalism Harvard UniversityIn 2002 the town of Galesburg a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 34000 in western Illinois le. A look at the area and factory workers in IL where the Maytag factory once thrived before shutting down their plant and moving production to Mexico The book jumps around a lot in the chapters that cover what seem to be random areas in Mexico besides where the factory moved to otherwise it covers the lives of 5 6 people during the closing of the plant and how some of them reinvent themselves afterwardsIt is kind of sad to see how a company based on high uality products and family values switched CEO s and suddenly only cared about cost cutting and profit margins shedding their former views but hey at least the shareholders made lots of This is what led to the plants closure since they could pay workers in Mexico 1 2 a day compared to 15 20 an hour in IL These Mexicans are working 50 60 hours a week just to be able to barely afford cheap food for their families but can t seem to be paid a few dollars extra a day to help make ends meet They are also working all day long with carcinogens sans safety gear which is only brought out under special occasions when the plant is under inspection Maytag stock eventually plummeted due to poor uality which makes me wonder if they would ve survived if they focused on making high uality products the entire timeI did find one line in the book pretty funny since it suggested that when new fridges were coming out that Americans would be able to buy 500 lbs of produce and store it without spoiling

Review Boom Bust Exodus

Boom Bust Exodus

Review Boom Bust Exodus Boom Bust Exodus Review Ô 9 Arned that it would soon lose its largest factory a Maytag refrigerator plant that had anchored Galesburg's social and economic life for decades Workers at the plant earned 1514 an hour had good insurance and were assured a solid retirement In 2004 the plant was relocated to Reynosa Mexico where workers spent 13 hour days assembling refrigerators for 110 an hourIn Boom Bust Exodus Chad Broughton offers a ground level look at the rapid transition to a globalized economy from the perspective of those whose lives it has most deeply affected We live in a commoditized world increasingly divorced from the origins of the goods we consume; it is easy to ignore who is manufacturing our smart phones and hybrid cars; and where they come from no longer seems to matter And yet Broughton shows the who and where matter deeply and in this book he puts human faces to the relentless cycle of global manufacturingIt is a tale of two cities In Galesburg where the empty Maytag factory still stands a hollowed out version of the Amer. Reading Boom Bust Exodus The Rust Belt the Mauilas and a Tale of Two Cities literally gave me nightmares I worked for a for profit company for 20 years before uitting to go to library school and become a public librarian Although the company still exists it is a shell of its former self I was never threatened with losing my job but I watched many friends and coworkers get downsized and rightsized and otherwise sized out of their jobs Jobs were eliminated and outsourced overseas to boost profits without any thought to uality I experienced the survivor guilt and saw the frustration anxiety and anger One night after reading Boom Bust Exodus before bedtime I had a series of intense and depressing dreams set in my old workplace I guess that shows that author Chad Broughton did a good job capturing the atmosphere surrounding the dismantling of an old established American company that once had an excellent reputation and work environmentAs someone who moved to Galesburg after the closing of the Maytag plant I m glad I read the book It seemed exhaustively researched It was depressing in parts and it doesn t really draw conclusions but it helped me better understand why Galesburg is still not over the loss of Maytag This isn t a book I would normally have read but it s about the town I live in and I will be leading discussion of it as a companion book to our Big Read selection of Sun Stone and Shadows 20 Great Mexican Short Stories I hadn t realized that Whirlpool closed the Mexican Maytag plant only a few years after the move It s impossible to resent the Mexicans that ended up with Galesburg s jobs Several times Broughton uoted a phrase popular in Mexico that I m still thinking about Pobre Mexico tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos Poor Mexico so far from God and so close to the United States The Adventures of Tom SawyerAdventures of Huckleberry FinnThe Prince and the Pauper plant that had anchored Galesburg's social and economic life for decades Workers at the Le Dernier des Justes plant earned 1514 an hour had good insurance and were assured a solid retirement In 2004 the Midnight is a Place plant was relocated to Reynosa Mexico where workers spent 13 hour days assembling refrigerators for 110 an hourIn Boom Bust Exodus Chad Broughton offers a ground level look at the rapid transition to a globalized economy from the A Day For A Day perspective of those whose lives it has most deeply affected We live in a commoditized world increasingly divorced from the origins of the goods we consume; it is easy to ignore who is manufacturing our smart Court of Lions phones and hybrid cars; and where they come from no longer seems to matter And yet Broughton shows the who and where matter deeply and in this book he I Cant Make You Love Me but I Can Make You Leave puts human faces to the relentless cycle of global manufacturingIt is a tale of two cities In Galesburg where the empty Maytag factory still stands a hollowed out version of the Amer. Reading Boom Bust Exodus The Rust Belt the Mauilas and a Tale of Two Cities literally gave me nightmares I worked for a for Vingespenn profit company for 20 years before uitting to go to library school and become a We Love Glenda So Much and A Change of Light public librarian Although the company still exists it is a shell of its former self I was never threatened with losing my job but I watched many friends and coworkers get downsized and rightsized and otherwise sized out of their jobs Jobs were eliminated and outsourced overseas to boost Wenn Kinder trotzen profits without any thought to uality I experienced the survivor guilt and saw the frustration anxiety and anger One night after reading Boom Bust Exodus before bedtime I had a series of intense and depressing dreams set in my old workplace I guess that shows that author Chad Broughton did a good job capturing the atmosphere surrounding the dismantling of an old established American company that once had an excellent reputation and work environmentAs someone who moved to Galesburg after the closing of the Maytag CC Программирование на языке высокого уровня plant I m glad I read the book It seemed exhaustively researched It was depressing in Dead Letter parts and it doesn t really draw conclusions but it helped me better understand why Galesburg is still not over the loss of Maytag This isn t a book I would normally have read but it s about the town I live in and I will be leading discussion of it as a companion book to our Big Read selection of Sun Stone and Shadows 20 Great Mexican Short Stories I hadn t realized that Whirlpool closed the Mexican Maytag A World of Ideas Conversations With Thoughtful Men and Women About American Life Today and the Ideas Shaping Our Future plant only a few years after the move It s impossible to resent the Mexicans that ended up with Galesburg s jobs Several times Broughton uoted a Brief an den Vater phrase Zu Den Platonischen Gleichnissen popular in Mexico that I m still thinking about Pobre Mexico tan lejos de Dios y tan cerca de los Estados Unidos Poor Mexico so far from God and so close to the United States

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Review Boom Bust Exodus Boom Bust Exodus Review Ô 9 Ican dream the economy is a shadow of what it once was Reynosa in contrast has become one of the exploding post NAFTA second tier cities of the developing world thanks to the influx of foreign owned export oriented mauiladoras an industrial promised land throbbing with the energy of commerce legal and illegalAnd yet even these distinctions Broughton shows cannot be finely drawn families in Reynosa also struggle to get by and the city is beset by violence and a ruthless drug war Those left behind in the post Industrial decline of Galesburg meanwhile do not see themselves as helpless victims they have gone back to school pursued new careers and learned to adapt and even thrive In an era of growing ineuality and a downsized middle class Boom Bust Exodus gives us the voices of those who have borne the heaviest burdens of the economic upheavals of the past three decades A deeply personal work grounded in solid scholarship this important immersive and affecting book brings home the price and the cost of globalizatio. The author does an amazing job of covering the human dimensions behind global integration And so illustrative and engaging I m going to refer this book to my many economist friends who often undermine the value of ualitative researchI do find that author takes the anti corporation rhetoric a little too far at times I m also skeptical of the euivalency the author draws between Mexico post NAFTA and the Porfiriato I think that one can make a strong argument that although there is still a lot of work to be done in protecting the rights of low income workers struggling populations in Mexico are better off today than they were under the PorfiriatoAt least today there are strong social programs like Oportunidades that are trying to actively combat poverty And to some extent workers have cheaper and greater options as consumers today than they did when they were forced to buy from the Tienda de Raya under Porfirio I agree with the book that the free trade benefits everyone argument is BS but I do uestion the validity of the comparison especially given how circumstantial history isSome of the characters like Governor Montemayor who I had never heard of before give me hope that there is room for a third way under strong leadership in Mexico I recently saw Miguel Angel Mancera the mayor of Mexico City speak at a conference I can t make a definitive statement about him but I do think he s someone with vision and strong leadership who can hopefully pave a new road for Mexico in the future Overall great read


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    Review Boom Bust Exodus PDF READ [Boom Bust Exodus] Summary Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Chad Broughton Chad Broughton's story is a modern day tale of two cities It was the best of times it was the worst of times but mostly the worst of times For half of the book he follows the fortunes or not of a group of American workers at a plant that makes Maytag refrigerators in Galesburg Illinois In the other half he follows a group of workers who take jobs with the plant after the company moves it to Reynosa Mexico For

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    PDF READ [Boom Bust Exodus] A look at the area and factory workers in IL where the Maytag factory once thrived before shutting down their plant and moving production to Mexico The book jumps around a lot in the chapters that cover what see

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    PDF READ [Boom Bust Exodus] Chad Broughton ✓ 9 Summary Review Boom Bust Exodus Tells the personal stories of the some of the laborers caught up in the currents of globalization in North Ameri

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    PDF READ [Boom Bust Exodus] Reading Boom Bust Exodus The Rust Belt the Mauilas and a Tale of Two Cities literally gave me nightmares I worked for a for profit company for 20 years before uitting to go to library school and become a public librarian Although the company still exists it is a shell of its former self I was never threatened with losing my job but I watched many friends and coworkers get downsized and rightsized and otherwise –sized out of thei

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    PDF READ [Boom Bust Exodus] Review Boom Bust Exodus I was surprised at how much I liked the book The author does a great job of telling the stories of individual Maytag employees but really only focuses on a few especially those with bad outcomes For the Mexican workers he does the same thing although with fewer cases I thought the stories of the Maytag workers he interviewed were gripping

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    Summary Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Chad Broughton Chad Broughton ✓ 9 Summary PDF READ [Boom Bust Exodus] Amazing book written by one of the greatest professors of all time If anybody wants to understand how globalization and trade deals have affected both rural America and Mexican migrants at the border this is for you Man if everybody

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    Review Boom Bust Exodus Summary Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Chad Broughton Chad Broughton ✓ 9 Summary Chad Broughton provides an interesting look at the general decline of American manufacturing in the rust belt and the development of the Mauilas industrial zone in Mexico and the devastation that is happening to both The first thing o

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    Review Boom Bust Exodus PDF READ [Boom Bust Exodus] Although we all know the outlines of globalism and its effects on communities around the world it can be fascina

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    PDF READ [Boom Bust Exodus] The author does an amazing job of covering the human dimensions behind global integration And so illustrative and engaging – I’m going to refer this book to my many economist friends who often undermine the value of ualitative researchI do find that author takes the anti corporation rhetoric a little too far at times I’m also skeptical of the euivalency the author draws between Mexico post NAFTA and the Porfiriato I think that one can

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    Review Boom Bust Exodus PDF READ [Boom Bust Exodus] It took me longer than usual to get through this medium sized book about 300 pages of text not including copious notes and index not because it isn't interesting it is but because it's necessarily depressing Sociologist Chad

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  • Hardcover
  • 408
  • Boom Bust Exodus
  • Chad Broughton
  • English
  • 10 January 2020
  • 9780199765614