Blindside by Eamonn Fingleton
Why Japan Is Still on Track to Overtake the U.S. By the Year 2000

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In the first four years of this decade, Japanese exports rose 32%, the yen rose 27%, and Japanese employers created a net 3.2 million jobs. Though Japan is now the world's largest manufacturing economy, Fingelton argues that Americans are still underestimating the country's economic prowess.

"... a crisp, well- written, well-executed alarum." --New York Times Book Review

 

About Eamonn Fingleton

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Eamonn Fingleton, a prescient former editor for "Forbes" and the "Financial Times", has been monitoring East Asian economics since he met supreme leader Deng Xiaoping in 1986 as a member of a top U.S. financial delegation. The following year he predicted the Tokyo banking crash and went on in "Blindside", a controversial 1995 analysis that was praised by J. K. Galbraith and Bill Clinton, to show that a heedless America was fast losing its formerly vaunted dominance in advanced manufacturing to Japan. His book "In Praise of Hard Industries: Why Manufacturing, Not the Information Economy, Is the Key to Future Prosperity" brilliantly anticipated the Internet stock crash of 2000. His books have been read into the U.S. Senate record and named among the ten best business books of the year by "Business Week" and Amazon.com.
 
Published March 20, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin. 406 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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