|5378||RISE AND FALL OF AMERICAN BUSINESS CULTURE, THE||RISE AND FALL OF AMERICAN BUSINESS CULTURE, THE||1986||color||58 min||vhs|| (Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada series, Part 1)
Over the past 20 years there has been a major shift globally away from the United States economically. Japan and other Pacific Rim countries are posing a challenge that the United States doesn't seem to have the ability to withstand. Its manufacturing sector no longer competitive in the world market, forced to buy more than it can, the United States nevertheless continues to bask in the glow of past glories instead of dealing with current problems. Japan, by contrast, has long recognized the importance of a secure, well-motivated workforce in attaining its material goals.