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Unformatted text preview: Political Issues ►Changing Transport Networks and the North American Economy Decentralizing of production Aided by postWWII construction of Interstate Highway System
►45,000 miles Hubandspoke model of air transportation
►Selection of some major airports as major nodes of network
►700 million passengers annually B. Economic and Political B. Economic and Political Issues ►New Service and Technology Economy Broad and varied service sector dominates the economy Decline in Manufacturing Employment
►Relocation of many low skilled jobs overseas
►Automation reduces the demand for labor B. Economic and Political B. Economic and Political Issues ► Growth of the Service Sector 2000: 75% of North America’s GDP and 70
80% of jobs Two primary categories
►Advanced training and high paying: lawyers, advertising, etc.
►Lowskilled jobs with very low wages: WalMart and Manpower, Inc. (two largest employers in USA) B. Economic and Political B. Economic and Political Issues ► Knowledge Economy: management of information Finance, publishing, media, higher education, research ► Special focus on Information Technology industry 5% of world’s pop., 22% of world’s Internet users 2006: 68% of North Americans use the Internet
► 16% of the world’s population use the...
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This document was uploaded on 02/25/2014 for the course PHILO 341 at University of Tennessee.
- Fall '13