New Book Release Authored by Andersen Alumnus David M. Walker: America in 2040: Still a Superpower? A Pathway to Success
David M. Walker, Andersen Alumnus and former U.S. Comptroller General, current author, USNA Professor and Defense Business Board
America in 2040: Still a Superpower? A Pathway to Success provides a fact-based and non-partisan “Wake-up Call” regarding what the international and domestic situation could look like for America in 2040 absent a change in course. It includes an overview of the significant adverse economic, national security, public/personal health, individual liberty, and other implications of COVID-19 related activities and how they serve to increase the need for timely action to correct our present course once we defeat the virus.
The book includes a “Call to Action” by summarizing lessons learned from past great powers, key concepts from our nation’s founding and past history, and how we have strayed from many of the principles and values that made America great. It reviews a broad range of economic, national security, and domestic tranquility threats facing America, including the new and dangerous Modern Monetary Theory.
The book also includes “A Way Forward” in the form a large number of sensible and publicly tested solutions spanning a broad range of policy areas (e.g., national defense, taxes, Social Security, health care, education, immigration, and political reforms) that, if implemented, will create a better future in America and ensure that the U.S. is the first republic and great power to stand the test of time. It concludes with steps that individuals should take to create a better future for themselves, their family, and our country.
David M. Walker has over 40 years of public, private and non-profit sector experience. He has served as CEO of three federal agencies, two non-profits, and as head of a global service line for the then largest global accounting and consulting firm (i.e., Arthur Andersen LLP). His most recent full-time federal position was serving as Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for almost 10-years.
He currently serves a Distinguished Visiting Professor (Crowe Chair) at the U.S. Naval Academy. He is on a number of non-profit boards and advisory committees, including the Defense Business Board.
Dave has received three Presidential appointments with unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate each time. He has been admitted to two Halls of Fame and has received numerous leadership awards, including from two Heads of State and two Cabinet Secretaries. He has authored four books and his last book, “Comeback America”, was a National Best Seller.