Make It in America The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy

ISBN-10: 0470930225
ISBN-13: 9780470930229
Edition: 2011
Authors: Andrew Liveris
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Description: With all the push for clean energy, one would think that there are clean energy manufacturers in the U.S. poised to soar and make the solar panels, windmills, and other tools that will reduce the consumption of dirty fuels. Sadly, with the loss of  More...

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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/16/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

With all the push for clean energy, one would think that there are clean energy manufacturers in the U.S. poised to soar and make the solar panels, windmills, and other tools that will reduce the consumption of dirty fuels. Sadly, with the loss of the U.S. manufacturing base, not only do we not make clean energy tools in the U.S., increasingly the industries of the future - such as clean energy firms - aren't even U.S. based companies! From leading economists such as Robert Reich to political pundits, the view on manufacturing is that it's over and the U.S. is in the painful process of moving toward a service-based and knowledge economy. With industries such as healthcare and Facebook exploding while the automotive and textile industries, for instance, implode, it seems counterintuitive to suggest that the U.S. economy will benefit from a strong manufacturing sector. But that is just the case that Andrew Liveris, the soft spoken but bold Australian head of Dow Chemical claims is needed. In a thoughtful and passionate presentation, Liveris makes the case that a vibrant economy needs to be well rounded and that includes a strong manufacturing base that can support and work with research and development, poise the economy for the future, and provide balance to local economies. Manufacturing matters - for jobs, taxes, economic vibrancy, and new inventions. No other industrialized country has as small a manufacturing base as the U.S., and the emerging economies where many manufacturing jobs now live are now developing strong knowledge and service sectors. To remain competitive, the U.S. must re-invent its manufacturing sector now, and there is no better person to make the case than the Australian CEO of a major multinational corporation based in the heart of America.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Rise and Fall
How We Fell Out of Love with Manufacturing
The Multiplier Effect
Manufacturing Tomorrow
Surviving the Crisis
A Tale of Two Nations
Separating What Can't Be Separated
The Truth about the Manufacturing Crisis
Adding Value the Only Way We Can
Trying to Survive on Ideas Alone
Where Manufacturing Goes, the Ideas Follow
Fighting Offshoring
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
It Isn't What You Think
Taxing Problems
Funding the Future
Regulating Our Way into a Muddle
Trading Our Way to Prosperity
Energy Drives the World
A Big Energy Bill, and Not Just for Power
The New New
Germany's Green Miracle
China's Green Revolution
America Can't Compete
Building Tomorrow
Education: "A Permanent National Recession"
Developing the Right Skills for the New Workplace
Preventing a Worker Shortage
What America Doesn't Understand That Other Nations Do
The Tortoise and the Hare
A New Foundation of Infrastructure
Funding the Future
Built to Compete
An Ambitious Agenda
Changing the Way We Tax
National Incentive Strategy
Regulatory Policy
Everyone Needs Good Trading Partners
The Long Game
The Human Element: Education and Immigration
Innovation and Competitiveness
The Fork in the Road
Bibliography
About the Author
About the Dow Chemical Company
Index

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