Review: Friedman’s the Lexus and the Olive Tree

I really do not understand the appeal of Thomas Friedman. I don’t think his writing is very good, and I think his political commentary is inane. I cannot believe smart people take this man seriously.

My synopsis of standard Friedman socio-economic analysis:

I am a genius able to see developments in the world economic order before anyone else. I went to Southeast Asia, because I am a man of adventure with large expense account from a big newspaper. A south-asian man rowed me in a boat. He had a cell phone. Globalization is curing the ills of the world!

There, now you don’t have to read this stupid book

Not recommended.

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