Forget About Copying Japan Inc

December 07, 1980

NOBODY HAS YET recommended that Americans wear kimonos to work, spend their evenings with bar girls or eat rice with short sticks. Never mind that most Japanese don't do these things either. In the present mania to do things the way the Japanese do, such subtleties are quickly overlooked. An intellectual fashion is like a disco pants fad: Everybody gets into it, whether it fits or not.

Mass Psychology in the White House

November 01, 1980

Early this year at the White House, we conducted an experiment in mass psychology which surpassed anything ever tried with sophomores in a Harvard psychology lab. The subjects were the nation and, indirectly, the world's economy. Psychology played a key role in the successful outcome of the experiment. It was a rather distinct use of psychology, interpretative and based on social psychology rather than experimental in the laboratory sense of the term. The time was mid-February 1980. In the background, economic news was coming in hard and fast, each bit gloomier than the last.

Re-Industrialize, Revitalize, Or What?

October 25, 1980

If the hedgehogs and the hedges keep trading names, it's awfully difficult to provide an even reasonably coherent description of the countryside.

The Father of Reindustrialization Speaks

October 07, 1980

The need to shore up America's productive capacity is widely recognized these days. Some refer to it as revitalization; some as renewal; I coined the term reindustrialization.

Rebuilding Our Economic Foundations

August 25, 1980

Developmental economics is the study of the evolution of modern economies in preciously underdeveloped countries.

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Why U.S. Industry Needs Help

August 18, 1980

The man who thought up "deindustrialization" says simply cutting taxed and red tape won't restore U.S. industry to its old bloom.

The Blue Collar Renaissance

July 27, 1980

AMERICANS WHO PLAN their careers, home buying, and otherwise structure their lives on the assumption that America has entered the "post-industrial era" better take another hard look at what is happening.

Reindustrialization: View From the Source

June 25, 1980

As the proud father of the thesis of ''reindustrialization,'' let me rise to its defense. Its potential is currently being clouded by the limitations of ''industrial policy,'' a remote relation, and misintroduced as the son of the post-industrial society, not its ancestor. But before I can set one and all straight, let me first properly present the newcomer.

Productivity: The Human Factor

April 21, 1980

Research on the effects of human factors on productivity is a much neglected field.

The Lack of Leadership: We Found It–In Us

February 23, 1980

"Give me a strong leader" is the number one theme of the current election campaign. From Kennedy to Connally, from Brown to Reagan, Carter has been charged with lack of leadership.

Choose We Must

January 01, 1980

“Can’t we have both social progress and economic progress?” I have often been asked when discussing the conflict in contemporary America between those who seek a quality-of-life society and ;hose who favor rededication to economic growth with groups ranging from industry and labor union leaders to community college students. Cannot America develop new energy). Sources, increase productivity, keep consumer products flowing, and use this country’s growing wealth to purchase an environment, a workplace, and consumer products that are healthier and safer? Cannot America both keep its economy groning and enhance harmony with others, within self, and with nature.

The Morality of School Experience

January 01, 1980

"The Morality of School Experience," in Louis Rubin (ed.), Critical Issues in Educational Policy (Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1980), pp. 382-396.

Special Memories We Call the ’70s

July 22, 1979

Slow dance and touching. Big bands and dressing up - for tea parties.

Hacia una Teoria Dirigista Del Desarrollo

April 01, 1979

“Hacia una Teoria Dirigista del Desarrollo,” Foro Internacional, Vol. XIX, No. 4 (April-June 1979), pp. 523-539.

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Techniques for Conflict Resolution

March 10, 1979

“Techniques for Conflict Resolution,” Psychiatry and Social Science Review 4, No. 3 (March 10, 1970), pp. 25-28. (Roger Fisher, International Conflict for Beginners.)