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In attending conferences on U.S. competitiveness, I keep running into two opposing credos. One holds that competitiveness stems from the work force and that higher skills, lifelong learning, and employee involvement are necessary elements in a high-wage economy. You cannot read a book on management or attend a corporate seminar on leadership without encountering exhortations to teamwork, empowerment, partnership, and long-term outlook.

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