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    • Boom, Bust, Exodus

    • The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Cities
    • By: Chad Broughton
    • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    In 2002, the town of Galesburg, a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 33,000 in western Illinois, learned 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 $15.14 an hour, had good insurance, and were assured a solid retirement. In 2004, the plant was relocated to Reynosa, Mexico, where workers sometimes spent 13-hour days assembling refrigerators for $1.10 an hour.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Story I thought I Knew

    • By Meek84 on 07-08-18

    Regular price: $29.95