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Entrepreneurial Nation: Why Manufacturing is Still Key to America’s Future
August 30, 2012
About the Author – Ro Khanna spent two years as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he worked with the country’s most influential business and labor leaders to rebuild the nation's manufacturing sector and increase American exports. He also served on the White House Business Council. Khanna is now a visiting lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stanford University and a technology attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
About the Book – A former member of the Obama administration proves that the U.S. still is a global leader in manufacturing—and offers a plan for increasing the nation’s dominance for the foreseeable future
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ro Khanna refutes the now-accepted view that America has lost its competitive edge in manufacturing to China, Germany, Japan, or Brazil. In Entrepreneurial Nation, he compellingly argues that the nation’s unparalleled productivity and democratic culture has enabled it to more than double manufacturing output in the past 30 years. Khanna explains how a process of innovation involving the close collaboration of designers and manufacturers, coupled with specific federal policies supporting manufacturers, will buck the trend of off-shoring and increase American competitiveness to unprecedented levels.