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

ISBN-10: 1118199626
ISBN-13: 9781118199626
Edition: 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Andrew Liveris
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Description: America used to define itself by the things it built. We designed and produced the world's most important innovations, and in doing so, created a vibrant manufacturing sector that built the middle class. We manufactured our way to the top and became  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

America used to define itself by the things it built. We designed and produced the world's most important innovations, and in doing so, created a vibrant manufacturing sector that built the middle class. We manufactured our way to the top and became the undisputed economic leader among all nations. But over the last several decades, and especially in the last ten years, the sector that was America's great pride has eroded, costing millions of jobs and putting our long-term prosperity at risk. Now, as we struggle to recover from the worst recession in generations, our only chance to turn things around is to revive the American manufacturing sector—and to revolutionize it. In MAKE IT IN AMERICA: The Case for Reinventing the Economy, Andrew Liveris — Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company—offers a thoughtful and passionate argument that America’s future economic growth and prosperity depends on the strength of its manufacturing sector. The book Explains how a manufacturing sector creates economic value at a scale unmatched by any other, and how central the sector is to creating jobs both inside and outside the factory. Explores how other nations are building their manufacturing sectors to stay competitive in the global economy, and describes how America has failed to keep up. Provides an aggressive, practical and comprehensive agenda that will put the U.S. back on track to lead the world. It's time to stop accepting as inevitable the shuttering of factories and staggering job losses that have come to define manufacturing. It's time to acknowledge the cost of inaction. There is no better company to make the case for reviving U.S. manufacturing than the Michigan-based The Dow Chemical Company, one of the world's largest manufacturers and one of its most global corporations. And there's no better book to show why it needs to be done and how to do it than MAKE IT IN AMERICA. Andrew Liveris is Chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, one of the largest multinational corporations in the world and a leader in science and technology.

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
Epilogue
Bibliography
About the Author
About The Dow Chemical Company
Index

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