Thanks to Ms. Susan Ashcroft, Research Associate at Meghan-Kiffer Press, for the notification that the website for the book by Ronald Aronica and Mtetwa Ramdoo, The World is Flat? A Critical Analysis of Thomas L. Friedman’s New York Times Bestseller has added a long series of freely available articles of relevance to the book.
This is a description of the book from the publisher:
From boardrooms to classrooms to kitchen tables and water coolers, globalization has become a hot topic of discussion and debate everywhere, including a best-selling book by a famous journalist. However, Thomas Friedman’s runaway bestseller, The World is Flat, is dangerous. Friedman makes “arguments by assertion,” assertions based not on documented facts, but on stories from friends and elite CEOs he visits — not even one footnote reference. Yet his book influences business and government leaders around the globe. By what it leaves out, it does nothing more than misinform millions of people and our leaders.
In The World is Flat? Aronica and Ramdoo show that the world isn’t flat; it’s tilted in favor of unfettered global corporations that go the ends of the earth to exploit cheap labor, lax environmental regulations and tax breaks. This concise monograph brings clarity to many of Friedman’s misconceptions, and explores nine key issues that Friedman largely ignores. To create a fair and balanced exploration of globalization, the authors cite the work of experts that Friedman fails to incorporate, including Nobel laureate and former Chief Economist at the World Bank, Dr. Joseph Stiglitz. Refreshingly, you can now gain new insights into globalization without weeding through Friedman’s almost 600 pages of ill-informed, grandiloquent prose and bafflegab.
Some of the new articles added include:
- Paul Krugman: The Future of the Middle Class?
- Cambridge Universisty’s Ha-Joon Chang: Why the World Isn’t Flat
- Larry Rohter: Shipping Costs Start to Crimp Globalization
- William Greider: America’s Economic Free Fall
- The Economist: Unhappy America
- Susan Jacoby: The Dumbing of America
- Steve Fraser: Guilded Age 2.0
- David Brooks: The Cognitive Age
- Georgia Institute of Technology: Technology indicators show China ahead of the U.S.
- Vanity Fair: Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear