Recommended Books

BOOKS BY CPA STAFF, MEMBERS OR FRIENDS

American Made (2015), by Dan DiMicco

American Made provides an inside account, from the front lines, of the economic war that is being waged throughout the world.  Dan DiMicco spent his working lifetime growing and building Nucor to become the largest steelmaking company in the USA.  He has written a knowledgeable and passionate plea for Americans to wake up and recognize their future is being traded away by politicians serving Wall Street. American Made details the how, what and why of the economic shift in manufacturing that is crossing borders at the expense of domestic jobs and damaging the US economy. Most importantly, Dan provides solutions that our country must employ to get back good paying jobs and grow our economy.

Free Trade Doesn’t Work: What Should Replace It and Why (2011 edition), by Ian Fletcher

This book is a hard-hitting, very accessible analysis of why free trade is destroying the American economy, plus a debunking of free trade’s underlying economics and a proposal for a solution.  Free Trade Doesn’t Work is also the first book published by CPA.

The Conservative Case Against Free Trade (2012), by Ian Fletcher and William Shearer

This new book by Mr. Fletcher and William Shearer shows how current trade policies violate conservative principles and how the founding fathers would not support the current track.  The Conservative Case Against Free Trade is the second book published by CPA.

Can American Manufacturing Be Saved? Why We Should and How We Can (2012), by Michele Nash-Hoff

The author has a “real life” perspective on the issues facing American manufacturing. From her re-cap of the history of American manufacturing to the challenges and opportunities of the future, her in-depth analysis and possible solutions are easy to understand. Readers will find themselves compelled to read the Country of Origin label on all of their future purchases.

Death by China: Confronting the Dragon – A Global Call to Action (2011)by Peter Navarro and Greg Autry

China is now the #1 danger facing America. Best-selling author and economist Peter Navarro exposes every form of “death by China” from lethal products to espionage, imperialism, and nuclear proliferation through China’s relentless attack on the U.S. economy. A must-read book for every American, by the best-selling author of The Coming China Wars.

What Is Good for General Motors? (2010), by Tom Crumm

An insider exposes the strategic decisions that have caused the foundation of America’s industrial sector to crumble, then lays out a plan for its restoration. Tom led GM Chairman John Smale’s Scenario Planning Staff in the mid-1990s and Roger Smith’s development of a Saturn expansion proposal in the late-1980s after a career in GM plant operations designing and managing manufacturing system.

The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America’s Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era (2010), by Clyde Prestowitz

Publishers Weekly says this about the book: “High profile Washington economist Prestowitz (Three Billion New Capitalists) finds hope in the present economic collapse, which he believes will spur abandonment (however reluctantly) of ‘Laissez Faire Gobalization.’” Clyde is a friend of CPA. He has been working to get an actual trade and economic strategy in America for years.

Saving Capitalism: Keeping America Strong (2009), by Pat Choate

In Saving Capitalism, economist and bestselling author Pat Choate offers six game-changing actions that can strengthen the U.S. economy now and stimulate long-term, self-sustaining, noninflationary economic growth that will create millions of better jobs.

The Maxims of Politics: Making Government Work (2009), by Thomas S. Mullikin

Filled with examples and analysis from the canons of science, philosophy, literature, and religion, with application in military, political, and issue management campaigns, The Maxims of Politics identifies the 10 rules-to-lead-by that every leader should know.

Truck Stop Politics-Understanding the Emerging Force of Working Class America (2006), by Thomas S. Mullikin

Truck Stop Politics examines the key voting block in America that keeps resurfacing with different names–Roosevelt Democrats, Hardhats, Reagan Democrats, and Red-state Republicans–and looks at how the working class is coming to terms with the 21st-century realities of globalization.

Dangerous Business: The Risks of Globalization for America (2008), by Pat Choate

From one of the most respected and vigorous economic thinkers in Washington, a wake-up call about the perils of unfettered globalization. In this impassioned, prescient book, Pat Choate shows us that while increased worldwide economic integration has some benefits for our fiscal efficiency, it also creates dependencies, vulnerabilities, national security risks, and social costs that now outweigh its advantages.

Three Billion New Capitalists: The Great Shift of Wealth and Power to the East (2006), by Clyde Prestowitz

Prestowitz, economic trend-spotter, reports, “Over the past two decades . . . China, India and the former Soviet Union all decided to leave their respective socialist workers paradise and drive their 3 billion citizens along the once despised capitalist road.” These new capitalists symbolize the threats to end 600 years of Western economic domination as America’s lead role in invention and technological innovation lessens and the Internet allows jobs to be performed anywhere. The author offers valuable insight into these important topics currently being debated in government and corporate circles.

Steeling America’s Future (2006), by Dan DiMicco

Dan DiMicco is Chairman, President, and CEO of Nucor Corporation, the world’s largest recycler and the largest U.S. steel producer. He has emerged as a national leader in the movement to create a comprehensive agenda to restore strength and growth to American manufacturing. He has spearheaded a series of town hall meetings across the county to broaden awareness and spur political action to implement reform to international trade and domestic areas such as the American regulatory, legal, and health care systems. DiMicco continues to be a forceful advocate for returning manufacturing industries to a position of prominence in the American economic system.

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OTHER KEY BOOKS

23 Things They don’t Tell You About Capitalism, by Ja-Joon Chan

By examining the many myths in the narrative of free-market liberalism, crucially that the name is itself a misnomer: there is nothing “free” about a market where wages are largely politically determined; that greater macroeconomic stability has not made the world economy more stable; and a more educated population itself won’t make a country richer. (Publishers Weekly).

100 Million Unnecessary Tax Returns: A Simple, Fair and Competitive Tax Plan for the United States (2008), by Michael J. Graetz

“Michael Graetz has done the near-impossible. He has come up with a sweeping tax reform plan that would simplify the system and retain the progressivity that is the linchpin of the American tax system. The book ought to appeal to liberals and conservatives and ought to be read by every presidential candidate out there.”-Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute and co-author of The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track (Norman Ornstein )

How Rich Countries Got Rich . . . and Why Poor Countries Stay Poor (2008)by Erik Reinert

Erik S. Reinert shows how rich countries developed through a combination of government intervention, protectionism, and strategic investment—rather than through free trade. Yet when our leaders lecture poor countries on the right path to riches they do so in almost perfect ignorance of the fact that our economies were founded on protectionism long before they could afford the luxury of free trade.

In the Jaws of the Dragon: America’s Fate in the Coming Era of Chinese Hegemony (2008), by Eamonn Fingleton

In his hot-off-the-press book, the author posits that if we remain complacent in our trade policy, the Chinese economy will surpass ours within the next two decades. A former Forbes and Financial Times editor, Eamonn Fingelton has been analyzing East Asian economic developments since the 1980′s.

The Three Faces of Chinese Power: Might, Money and Minds  (2008), by Professor David Lampton

“Serious students of world affairs and non-specialists concerned about the outlook for U.S.-China relations will all benefit from the historically-based insights and judgments that fill the pages of this thought-provoking volume. “– J. Stapleton Roy, former United States ambassador to China

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  • commented 2015-09-25 07:24:39 -0400
    Can someone please recommend a book that thoroughly covers Accounting & Taxation for Partnerships? Thannks.