Effects of Globalism
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The paper discusses the "The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century," where Thomas L. Friedman addresses how globalism has changed the economic and political framework of recent years. The paper looks at all his thirteen chapters where he talks about the affects of free trade, those who control factors in the global economy and how the world power base has been "flattened" in terms of economy and power, through globalism. The paper relates how Friedman ends by saying that we cannot stop the "flattening," but it is happening nevertheless. He suggests that to protect ourselves and our families, the best we can do is to be prepared and learn as much as possible.
From the Paper:"In Chapter One, called "While I Was Sleeping," Friedman explains what he means by "flattening" by explaining "how [he] personally discovered that the world is flat" (47). He leads with a story about his trip to India, where he was confronted with many examples of a global economy. Companies in India were the same companies he knew from home, and did not seem to skip a beat in relating their products to the foreign cultures of the world. Not only were global and American companies thriving, they were outsourcing work from their original base of operations (like the United States and Europe) to India and other rising nations. Indian workers were also imitating American accents and taking Americanized names to increase their chances of work with such companies."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Friedman, Thomas L. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
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