Summary of Make It In America

The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy

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The label “Made in America” was once a badge of honor for the US – the time has come to build it up again.


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Andrew N. Liveris is chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company, vice chairman of the Business Council and a member of the Business Roundtable’s executive committee. Yet, unlike most of his peers, he advocates for more government intervention in the marketplace, not less. Liveris urges manufacturing executives and public policy makers to plan, develop and implement a comprehensive, government-led national program to revive American manufacturing. While typical corporations more often petition for lower corporate taxes (and then, inconsistently, sometimes seek government help), this corporate leader proposes a business-government partnership. getAbstract recommends Liveris’s call to action to manufacturing executives, government leaders and anyone with a stake in the long-term health of the US economy.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the United States is losing its manufacturing base
  • Why this spells disaster for America’s long-term economic health
  • What the US must do to revive its manufacturing sector


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Andrew N. Liveris is the chairman and CEO of The Dow Chemical Company. He is also the co-chair of President Barack Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, a member of the Business Roundtable’s executive committee and vice chairman of the Business Council.

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