Make It In America, Updated Edition: The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 15, 2011 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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The case for revolutionizing the U.S. economy, from a leading CEO

America used to define itself by the things we built. We designed and produced the world's most important innovations, and in doing so, created a vibrant manufacturing sector that established the middle class. We manufactured our way to the top and became the undisputed economic leader of the world. But over the last several decades, and especially in the last ten years, the sector that was America's great pride has eroded, costing us 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 on 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 Dow Chemical Company, one of the world's largest manufacturers and 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.


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the author discusses the lost of manufacturing jobs to foreign countries and real solutions. I feel ambivalent about giving manufacturing business huge tax breaks and land to bing manufacturing back to the united states. Read full review

Review: Make It In America - The Case for Reinventing the Economy

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Dow's CEO Andrew Liveris has given Americans a must read book on the need for an industrial policy in the US to create/revive an advanced manufacturing sector in the US The book is a concise and well-written blueprint for how to do that. Read full review


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Andrew N. Liveris is President, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, a $54 billion global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences, and plastics company. Liveris serves as Co-Chair of President Obama's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership. He serves on the board of directors of IBM, and is Vice Chairman of The Business Council, Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable, a member of the President's Export Council, and President and Chairman of the International Council of Chemical Associations. He is a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum, Peterson Institute for International Economics, and the American Australian Association. He serves on the board of trustees for The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, United States Council for International Business, and Tufts University.

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