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That Should Still Be Us: How Thomas Friedman’s Flat World Myths Are Keeping Us Flat on Our Backs

Social science


by
Martin Sieff

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 224 pages

File size: 284 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Chronicles the damage Thomas Friedman’s flat wrong, “Flat Earth” ideas have caused to the American economy

As Martin Sieff convincingly argues, Thomas Friedman’s prescriptions have played a major role in causing America’s economic decline, yet many executives and politicians, including President Obama, still look to him as their guru. Sieff exposes Friedman fallacies on the nature of globalization, the information technology revolution, political paralysis in Washington, and energy consumption. He documents how China is investing far more in locking up the world’s oil and gas reserves than in developing the ineffective green technologies Friedman claims they love. He exposes Friedman’s most acclaimed ideas as retreads of naive fantasies widely believed and exposed as useless a century ago.

Chronicles the damage Thomas Friedman’s flat wrong, “Flat Earth” ideas have caused to the American economy

As Martin Sieff convincingly argues, Thomas Friedman’s prescriptions have played a major role in causing America’s economic decline, yet many executives and politicians, including President Obama, still look to him as their guru. Sieff exposes Friedman fallacies on the nature of globalization, the information technology revolution, political paralysis in Washington,… (more)

Chronicles the damage Thomas Friedman’s flat wrong, “Flat Earth” ideas have caused to the American economy

As Martin Sieff convincingly argues, Thomas Friedman’s prescriptions have played a major role in causing America’s economic decline, yet many executives and politicians, including President Obama, still look to him as their guru. Sieff exposes Friedman fallacies on the nature of globalization, the information technology revolution, political paralysis in Washington, and energy consumption. He documents how China is investing far more in locking up the world’s oil and gas reserves than in developing the ineffective green technologies Friedman claims they love. He exposes Friedman’s most acclaimed ideas as retreads of naive fantasies widely believed and exposed as useless a century ago.

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