July 27, 2006
News & Opinion: Quick Quote #1 - The Box in the Media
From time to time, we'll post quotes from authors who get quoted in the media.
"The container came at a time when everyone in America was concerned about automation, not just on the docks. The thing that was unusual about the longshoremen was that they got compensation for the loss of their jobs, which most people in the economy did not."
Marc Levinson, author of The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger quoted in How Longshoremen Keep Global Wind At Their Backs: As Trade Soars, Union Workers Prosper by Staying Up With Technological Change; Threat of a Day Without Ports (WSJ, 7/26/04).