In What if Things Were Made in America Again, Jim Stuber poses three haunting questions: Why does it seem like everything is made somewhere else? Isn't that causing a problem? If it is, what can be done about it? The answers are surprising. We learn how the U.S. gave whole industries away pursuing free trade and fighting communism. How trade morphed into globalization, three billion people joined the world economy in the age of oversupply, and China changed everything by becoming the world s workshop, to the detriment of developed and developing countries alike. How all this resulted in six million lost manufacturing jobs and lower wages for most Americans, outweighing any gains from lower prices of the foreign goods. How these job losses destroyed lives, families, and communities, while our political and intellectual elites told us how good this was for everyone. How the future portends more jobs lost to Mexico, China, and India, including white collar jobs, in a race to the bottom threatening our future. Most importantly, we learn how consumers can solve the problem: what sets this book apart is an action plan that can immediately be implemented by individual Americans.
About the Author
James A. Stuber has had a rich career in public policy, law and entrepreneurship. He began his career as legislative assistant to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, focusing on matters before the Committee on Energy and Commerce. He subsequently practiced legislative and administrative law in Washington, D.C.
After moving his law practice to West Palm Beach, Florida, Jim assisted clients in foreign direct investment in the United States, and served as president of the World Trade Council of Palm Beach County and as a legal adviser to the World Trade Center of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, working with the U.S. Department of Commerce in the promotion of U.S. exports. He also was legal counsel and interim CEO of a major destination marketing corporation, and was a candidate for election in the 16th Congressional District of Florida.
As an entrepreneur and attorney, Jim has been a co-founder or key team member of a number of emerging growth companies in the technology sector. Jim has a passion for staunching the flow of American jobs overseas and bringing jobs back to America in large part due to his family's background in steel-making in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. In pursuit of that passion, Jim has founded Made in America Again, a movement of consumers dedicated to creating jobs in communities across America by buying things made in those communities.
Jim holds bachelors and masters degrees in political science from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University, respectively, and a law degree from Georgetown University. He resides in Berwyn, PA with his wife and four children.
- Hardcover: 638 pages
- Publisher: Current Affairs Press, Inc.; First edition (April 25, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0998781800
- ISBN-13: 978-0998781808
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 2 x 9.1 inches