Shift Change

  • 1986 ----- color ----- 58 min ----- vhs///
  • (Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada series, Part 2) The microchip, invented by an American, exploited by the Japanese, has caused a second industrial revolution. The devastating effect on thousands of human lives is shown in microcosm through interviews with some of the newly jobless in Hamilton, Ontario, the biggest industrial town in the country. Unions are largely powerless against the demonstrably more efficient computer. The captains of industry, even now, seem unwilling to give much thought to the microchip's human detritus. Shows the human costs of improved technology during the first industrial revolution in England.
  • Topics: (Canadian Studies, International Business, Labor Relations)