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.
“The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist. McDonald's cannot flourish without McDonnell Douglas, the designer of the F-15. And the hidden fist that keeps the world safe for Silicon Valley's technologies to flourish is called the US Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.”
A Manifesto for the Fast World. New York Times. March 28, 1999. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
The World is Flat (2005). Sometimes quoted as: "If you don't visit the bad neighborhoods, the bad neighborhoods are going to visit you."
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsThomas Friedman
Born: July 20, 1953 (age 61)
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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