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Preface xiii Acknowledgments xix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 The Rise and Fall 11 How We Fell Out of Love with Manufacturing 14 The Multiplier Effect 19 Manufacturing Tomorrow 22 Surviving the Crisis 25 A Tale of Two Nations 27 Chapter 2 Separating What Can't Be Separated 31 The Truth about the Manufacturing Crisis 36 Adding Value the Only Way We Can 40 Trying to Survive on Ideas Alone 44 Where Manufacturing Goes, the Ideas Follow 49 Chapter 3 Fighting Offshoring 53 Should I Stay or Should I Go? 56 It Isn?t What You Think 59 Taxing Problems 63 Funding the Future 67 Regulating Our Way into a Muddle 69 Trading Our Way to Prosperity 73 Chapter 4 Energy Drives the World 81 A Big Energy Bill, and Not Just for Power 82 The New New 87 Germany's Green Miracle 91 China's Green Revolution 94 America Can't Compete 98 Chapter 5 Building Tomorrow 103 Education: "A Permanent National Recession" 105 Developing the Right Skills for the New Workplace 109 Preventing a Worker Shortage 111 What America Doesn't Understand That Other Nations Do 114 The Tortoise and the Hare 117 A New Foundation of Infrastructure 118 Funding the Future 124 Chapter 6 Built to Compete 129 An Ambitious Agenda 132 Changing the Way We Tax 134 National Incentive Strategy 136 Regulatory Policy 137 Everyone Needs Good Trading Partners 141 Chapter 7 The Long Game 145 The Human Element: Education and Immigration 147 Innovation and Competitiveness 154 Chapter 8 The Fork in the Road 163 Epilogue 175 Bibliography 189 About the Author 213 About The Dow Chemical Company 215 Index 217

About the Author

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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