Article HEADLINE: Author explores contradictions of 'company towns'
The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills that Shaped the American Economy
(Basic Books, 248 pages, $26.95)
Book Website: http://www.thecompanytownbook.com/The most modern version of the company town, Green says, has found a new form in the corporate campus, such as Google's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters and PepsiCo's Purchase, N.Y., headquarters. He understands that the "velvet-glove approach is not without its downside. ... Employees need never leave such a cosseting environment — or ever truly end a working day."
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