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Old 03-20-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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Default Thomas Friedman: Do You Love Him or Loathe Him?

The Dash Mane is as big a fan as a person who believes in Socialist-Democracies can be.
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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Hot, Flat and Crowded was good, but he's overrated on the whole (though not as bad as Dick Florida).
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:25 PM   #3
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Some of Dick's ideas appeal to the me. Mostly because I love really big green areas in the middle of cities, and am more likely to take up residence in a city that has them, provided said city is not cold.

Florida's ideas can come off as a bit elitist, and should not be blindly followed by cities. There has to be a right balance struck between infrastructure, and talent attraction. I am sure the creative class would like to watch a game in a stadium with quality sight lines as much as the average Joe.

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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"The World is Flat" is the single dumbest book ever written.

Anyone who has half a brain already fully understands everything he writes about. It is at the kindergarten level. Never, have I ever seen a book more suited for retards. It is not like anything in the book is wrong, it is just all so basic that it is like someone writing a book about how people take shits in toilets, like it is some secret world he is uncovering.
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Old 03-23-2009, 11:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: Thomas Friedman: Do You Love Him or Loathe Him?

Tings often time have to be broken down to the most elementary level. Remember Jizzo, America does a crummy job of teaching subjects like economics and civics on the high school level. For a lot of people writers like Friedman are their first taste of the subject matter.
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Tings often time have to be broken down to the most elementary level. Remember Jizzo, America does a crummy job of teaching subjects like economics and civics on the high school level. For a lot of people writers like Friedman are their first taste of the subject matter.

point well taken, and I was rather harsh, but I was really excited when I found that book in an airport, I thought it would keep me entertained the entire flight.

I've read Nicholas Kristof's books and really enjoyed them, and I was expecting the same from Friedman. Sadly Friedman aimed at a different audience.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:57 PM   #7
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A Friedman the country can be proud of.
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Old 03-23-2009, 01:13 PM   #8
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"The World is Flat" is the single dumbest book ever written.

Anyone who has half a brain already fully understands everything he writes about. It is at the kindergarten level. Never, have I ever seen a book more suited for retards. It is not like anything in the book is wrong, it is just all so basic that it is like someone writing a book about how people take shits in toilets, like it is some secret world he is uncovering.


pretty much. it had so much hype, but pretty much everything he presented was retarded elementary crap. he writes about how the fall of the berlin wall changed the structure of europe. uhhh, no sht, sherlock! or how the internet transformed the world. really, genius?? it should be retitled common sense for hopelessly clueless dummies.
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