This ebook consists of a summary of the ideas, viewpoints and facts presented by Louis Uchitelle in his book "The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences". This summary offers a concise overview of the entire book in less than 30 minutes reading time. However this work does not replace in any case Louis Uchitelle's book. Uchitelle offers an assessment of layoffs in America. He explains the ways in which these are counterproductive, however he also admits that some of them are necessary.
He argues that the government should intervene in the policies and encourage companies to restrict layoffs and generate well-paying jobs. Furthermore, he offers some solutions for lowering the number of layoffs.