Thomas Friedman Quote
“The Golden Straitjacket is the defining political-economic garment of globalization. The tighter you wear it, the more gold it produces.”
The Golden Straitjacket. The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization (1st edition ed.). Anchor. May 2, 2000. ISBN 0-3854-9934-5.
“When I was growing up, my parents told me, 'Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters, 'Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.'”
The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century (Macmillan, 2007), p. 279 - ISBN: 9781429923071
“Al Qaeda is nothing more than a mutant supply chain. They're playing off the same platform as Wal-Mart and Dell. They're just not restrained by it. What is al Qaeda? It's an open source religious political movement that works off the global supply chain. That's what we're up against in Iraq. We're up against a suicide supply chain.”
Interview published in Wired website in 2006, "Why the World Is Flat" by By Daniel H. Pink
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Friedman
Born: July 20, 1953 (age 60)
Occupation: Journalist, author, columnist
Bio: Thomas Lauren Friedman is an American journalist, columnist and author. He writes a twice-weekly column for The New York Times. He has written extensively on foreign affairs including global trade, the Middle East, and environmental issues and has won the Pulitzer Prize three times.
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