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    • The End of Loyalty

    • The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America
    • By: Rick Wartzman
    • Narrated by: Rick Wartzman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers. Through the stories of four major employers - General Motors, General Electric, Kodak, and Coca-Cola - he shows how big businesses once took responsibility for providing their workers and retirees with an array of social benefits.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • In-depth and interesting

    • By NMwritergal on 07-09-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • What Peter Drucker Had to Say About Automation

    • By: Rick Wartzman
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In discussing his new book, Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots, the journalist John Markoff pointed out how polarizing the subject of automation and its effect on employment tends to be.

    “You can go from the International Federation of Robotics on one side, which argues that we are on the cusp of the biggest job renaissance in history, to Moshe Vardi, a Rice computer scientist, who argues that all human jobs will be obsolete by 2045,” Markoff observed. “Which group is right?”

    If Peter Drucker were around, I don’t think he’d hesitate to serve up an answer: Neither.

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The King of California

    • J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire
    • By: Mark Arax, Rick Wartzman
    • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    J. G. Boswell was the biggest farmer in America. He built a secret empire while thumbing his nose at nature, politicians, labor unions, and every journalist who ever tried to lift the veil on the ultimate "factory in the fields". The King of California is the previously untold account of how a Georgia slave-owning family migrated to California in the early 1920s, drained one of America 's biggest lakes in an act of incredible hubris and carved out the richest cotton empire in the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book about the southern San Joaquin

    • By Alice H on 05-03-15

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Current Interest: Journalists Uncover the Larger Story (2010): Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

    • Panel 1112
    • By: Mr. Rick Wartzman, Mr. Dave Cullen, Mr. Barry Siegel
    • Narrated by: Mr. Hector Tobar
    • Length: 58 mins
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    The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.

    Regular price: $2.93