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We used to make things in this country. We were the dazzling innovators, the undisputed world economic leaders, and with our manufacturing engine driving the process, we built a solid, high-achieving middle class and a thriving economy. Now, thanks to policies that are either indifferent—or downright hostile—to manufacturing, we’re at the brink of losing it all. If you think this won’t affect you, guess again.

In Make It in America: The Case for Re-Inventing the Economy, author Andrew N. Liveris presents a powerful case for the critical importance of domestic manufacturing to the long-term health of the entire United States economy and issues a candid wake-up call to America to reinvent its manufacturing base before it’s too late.

If anyone has street cred on this subject, it’s Liveris. Currently chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and of the most global corporations, he’s been on the global manufacturing stage for over thirty years. In this thought-provoking book, Liveris challenges conventional wisdom and, using vivid examples from around the globe, makes clear:

  • Manufacturing matters—more than ever before. Not all sectors are created equal. Manufacturing can create jobs and wealth to a degree that the service sector can’t match.
  • The Rust Belt, it turns out, isn’t so rusty. Twenty-first-century manufacturing means solar cells for your home, batteries for your hybrid car, the touch screen on your smart phone, and the e-ink in your Kindle.
  • Government has to get engaged. Liveris argues it’s a false choice to claim that you must be either pro-business or pro-government. Globalization has changed the equation, and governments all over the world are working in partnership with—and taking action on behalf of—their leading industries. Why isn’t America?

Liveris sees where America is losing ground—from innovation to job creation—and explains how we can take back our future. Make It in America is a must-listen for anyone who believes that America’s greatest, most productive, most prosperous days are not behind us. Our best days lie ahead of us if we take proactive measures now. They’re still within reach.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Andrew presents a realistic and informed view of America’s manufacturing problems and what needs to be done about them.”

    Warren E. Buffett

  • “Andrew Liveris has produced a well-written and timely book that deserves wide circulation. Everyone concerned with America’s economic difficulties should [listen to] it.”

    Washington Examiner

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    " Obviously, it is all about lobby thing, but written with extraodrinary rhetoric skills, it also became very attractive and resonable, every jounalists and PR practitioners should read and learn from it. "

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About the Author

Andrew N. Liveris is chairman and CEO of the Dow Chemical Company, a $45 billion global specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences, and plastics company based in Michigan. Born in Darwin, Australia, he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Liveris serves on the boards of directors of IBM and Citigroup and is the president of the International Council of Chemical Associations; vice chairman of the Business Council; a member of the executive committee of the Business Roundtable; and a member of the US President’s Export Council, the US-India CEO Forum, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics.