GEOG 122 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society, Dearborn, Michigan

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13 Apr 2016
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How we got here from the north: a story in three acts. Ford"s form of producion became the economic blueprint for post-war high-income countries in. Linked to a paricular form of government: the welfare state or the keynesian welfare state. Produced unparalleled wealth for northern countries (late 1940s-late 1970s) Harold macmillan, briish pm, 1957-1963, you never had it so good timing, my dear boy, iming . Fordism produced the goods like no other system before it. But mass producion requires mass consumpion in order to be sustained. In na fordism associated with the manufacturing belt stretching from the ne seaboard to the upper mid-west, with canadian spur (southern ontario) In w europe manufacturing belt was a spine connecing n england, the midlands, n france, Belgium, netherlands, down the ruhr in germany, n italy. Act 2: the fall: deindustrialisaion and industrial restructuring. Golden age of fordism tarnishes from the 1970s. Us manufacturing belt loses 16m jobs (becomes the rust belt )

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