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Economic restructuring in the Americas

Economic restructuring in the Americas

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Published by Latin American Studies Program, Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Latin America
    • Subjects:
    • Structural adjustment (Economic policy) -- Latin America -- Congresses.,
    • Latin America -- Economic conditions -- 1982- -- Congresses.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesEconomic restructuring the Americas
      Statementedited by Lourdes Benería and Mary Jo Dudley.
      SeriesOccasional paper studies ;, v. 3, Occasional paper series (Cornell University. Latin American Studies Program) ;, v. 3.
      ContributionsBenería, Lourdes., Dudley, Mary Jo, 1956-, Cornell University. Latin American Studies Program., University of Pittsburgh. Center for Latin American Studies.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC125 .E3755 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 302 p. :
      Number of Pages302
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL453566M
      LC Control Number98168809
      OCLC/WorldCa38243947

      We examine these class and place tensions emerging as middle class whites migrate into working class and poor rural communities. The selling and use of information became very beneficial to the economy. As incomes have risen, proportionately less has been spent on food and clothing and more on items such as housing, transportation, health, and leisure. If there are underlying long-term forces at work in the economy that tend to reduce the demand for certain products or services, attempts to circumvent these forces will be misguided. Accordingly, policies designed to counter or reverse these trends may be misguided if not conceived within a long-run framework that acknowledges the dynamic qualities of the U. Moreover, what policies have been proven effective in translating knowledge production to regional economic growth?

      From the late s to the late s, the federal government made a concerted effort to unwind some of the regulatory excesses that had built up over time. The service industries expanded in an increasingly postindustrial economy. Japanese post-war technological research was carried out for the sake of economic growth rather than military development. Soon, producer services emerged as a fourth basic economic sector where routine low-wage service employment moved to low-cost sites and advanced corporate services centralized in cities.

      Load Next Page. In a world governed by competition, those who fall behind become defined and self-defined as losers. Tax and regulation should be minimised, public services should be privatised. The freedom that neoliberalism offers, which sounds so beguiling when expressed in general terms, turns out to mean freedom for the pike, not for the minnows. If there are underlying long-term forces at work in the economy that tend to reduce the demand for certain products or services, attempts to circumvent these forces will be misguided. Much of this economic expansion benefited the " zaibatsu ", large industrial conglomerates.


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The nation also benefited from economies of scale. The Tokugawa period — bequeathed a vital commercial sector in burgeoning urban centers, a relatively well-educated elite although one with limited knowledge of European sciencea sophisticated government bureaucracyproductive agriculture, a closely unified nation with highly developed financial and marketing systems, and a national infrastructure of roads.

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This very vulnerability is a bellweather for the local impacts of neoliberal modernization. Small family farms found it increasingly difficult to compete, and more and more farmers left the land. My courses are designed to encourage students to think of the Americas as integrally connected through historical and contemporary political and economic relationships.

The Nikkei stock index eventually bottomed out at Ultimately, this could cause some leaders to become nationalistic or xenophobic. Many industrial enterprises consolidated to form larger, more efficient units.

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