Join today and start reading your favorite books for Free!
Rate this book!
Write a review?
Considering this is supposed to be a critical analysis, the authors fall into the same traps of which they accuse Friedman, namely a focus on anecdotal evidence and a lack of rigorous citation. Friedman has an excuse - his work is more like an editorial. This, however, purports to be an analytical piece refuting the bestseller, and their arguments are ill-conceived and weak.I was looking for an alternative viewpoint to The World Is Flat, and this did not come close to delivering.
"What this new book does offer ... is a deeply satisfying, encyclopedic, richly supported, step-by-step dismantling of each of Friedman's arguments."From http://blogcritics.org/books/article/...See also: Friedman is Flat-Footedhttp://blogcritics.org/books/article/...
This was the first thing I've really read of Friedman. I loved this history of the Internet that this book describes. I was surprised to get some of the technical details from a seemingly non-technical person.This book really opened my eyes to what globalization really means. Some of the specific details of what businesses have done were very enlightening. I actually listened to this on CD and then attended a lecture about it at Common Ground. The guy talking about it wasn't near as smart as he
I might have liked it if I wasn't an economist and believer in globalization already. But I certainly recommend to whoever hasn't grasp the concept of globalization yet. Do these people still exist?).
Must read for everyone. Full of thoughtful analysis of today's economic woes and soluions to dig ourselves out of the hole
Phenomenal. This book is an encyclopedia of knowledge.