The World is Flat

Thomas Friedman analyzes the new world order created by technological advancements and emerging markets and powers.

Thomas L. Friedman, The World Is Flat: a Brief History of the 21st Century, Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005

Award winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman analyzes the new world order created by technological advancements and emerging markets and powers.

According to Friedman's analysis, these changes have leveled the playing fields between industrial and emerging market countries, increased participation in the global economy, and eroded the significance of considerations such as time, distance, geography and language.

The book discusses the processes that have contributed to this new reality and its ramification for government policy and individuals.

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