Vladimir Putin

White, Robert

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Signs of recovery from the recession, and who got left out. Statistics with regard to productivity, domestic processing of resources, machine production, profits, investments. Business perspectives about the recession and the recovery. Comments on various political statements, phrases and policies, such as "internationally competitive," "export orientation," "free trade," "high tech," "investment climate," "restraint of social services and wages," and "labour-management relations." Importance of job creation. Problems with free trade, the reality of international competition. Labour and wage issues. Suggested solutions for the auto industry in particular, and blue-collar workers in general.