Globalization of Labor: Is a Race to the Bottom Inevitable?

MON, APR 16, 2012 (54:08)

Out-sourcing. Off-shoring. Even before the Great Recession of 2008 pushed unemployment rates into double digits, Americans worried that traditional jobs were disappearing. Economist Robert Pollin addresses questions for American workers raised by the globalization of labor. How has globalization of the labor market affected American employment patterns? Is globalization responsible for the loss of domestic jobs that pay middle class wages? How can the United States respond to the challenges created by the 'globalization of labor?' What can individual workers do to ensure their own employment security? Is a race to the bottom inevitable?

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