Are we conflating two Friedmans? (Friedmen?) Milton the Chicago school
economist and Thomas the Pulitzer prize winning journalist?
> Ever since the bank meltdown Friedman has fallen in disgrace. The flat
> book and THE CHicago school of economics are dead
> On 31 dec. 2010, at 18:55, Roger Harnden <[log in to unmask]
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>> 'The World is Flat'. And I sent a URL for those who haven't the time
>> to read the book, to get a sense of it from a presentation from the
>> author, Thomas Friedman:
>> The only problem (which I imagine I find as distasteful as does
>> Trevor) is that Friedman appears to put 'free trade US' at the
>> centre- when it wasn't!.
>> But I don't think this flaw takes anything away from the argument
>> that the world is a 'smaller' place with more equal opportunities for
>> more people.
>> On 31 Dec 2010, at 17:43, Paul Stokes wrote:
>>> What book are you guys talking about?
>>> *From:* Roger Harnden <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>> *Sent:* Friday, December 31, 2010 5:10 PM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>
>>> *Subject:* Re: The World is Flat
>>> I disagree, Trevor. I too have read the book. It's a case of the
>>> devil (him) making an actually very insightful point. Don't shoot
>>> the messenger!
>>> On 31 Dec 2010, at 16:37, Trevor E Hilder wrote:
>>>> Dear Roger,
>>>> Hope your Christmas was merry and here's to a Happy New Year!
>>>> I've read the book. The world isn't as flat as he makes out. I
>>>> think this is a variant of the old Trickle Down Theory of economic
>>>> development. It provides a comforting idea that everything will
>>>> turn out just fine without anybody actually having to make any
>>>> ethical decisions or doing anything other than what they were going
>>>> to do anyway.
>>>> If the book was more truthful, Friedman would be a lot less popular
>>>> than he is!
>>>> On 31 Dec 2010, at 16:28, Roger Harnden wrote:
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