[OPE-L:3570] Re: Repression Costs

Duncan K. Fole (dkf2@columbia.edu)
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 13:09:27 -0800 (PST)

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David M. Gordon, Fat and Mean: the Corporate Squeeze of Working Americans
and the Myth of Managerial "Downsizing". New York: The Free Press (Simon
and Schuster), 1996. ISBN 0-684-82288-1.

He spends quite a bit of time on international comparisons of social
relations of production, including Japan in the comparisons.


>Dear Duncan;
> Will you kindly send me a line or two on the poublication data of
>David Gordon's "Fat and Mean" ?
> I agree with you that the thesis is interesting but probably hard to
>prove. We can imagin that the Japanese way of organizing small group
>activity on the shopfloor often by formen's sextra work and costs would be a
> way to economize the repression costs in a different way.
> I am coming to the Rethinking Marxism Conference at Amherst at the
>beginning of December. Are you not coming there?
> Makoto

Duncan K. Foley
Department of Economics
Barnard College
New York, NY 10027
fax: (212)-854-8947
e-mail: dkf2@columbia.edu