Analysis Of Thomas Friedman's Globalization: The Super Story

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Friedman 's “Globalization: The Super Story” is a commentary on the constant connectivity of the world today that is based on the ever growing world wide global systems, such as the global market, the various ways to communicate and interact between nations, and the invention of the world wide web or as we now known as the internet. This new system is a way to replace the previous system that was already established ever since the end of World War II, the cold war system. The cold war system was designed to grow your nation’s power and a way to physically confront and balance between states. This turn into a minor conflict of power balance issue between what was considered the two superpowered at the time: the United States and the Soviet Union. …show more content…
Thomas Friedman describe them as: ”... made up of millions of investors moving money around the world with the click of the mouse. I call them the Electronic Herd, and this herd gathers in key global financial centers such as Wall Streets, Hong Kong, London, and Frankfurt, which i call the Supermarkets.”(P.393). These types of investors because of the convenience of technology can able to move money around the world with a click of the button, and it could either help or destroy the economy of an nation. Because of the hyper connectivity of the world we live in, it is easier for investor to communicate with another nation to trade and help each nations in needs, and therefore it can eliminate the fear and the separation from in the Cold War …show more content…
I think that globalization is not only a business and political system, but it is a part of how people can communicate. Technology is evolving at a very rapid pace, and what most people did not think could be real a few years ago is now becoming a reality. Globalization gives birth to the internet and in turn create a great impact on the individual communicate with another human being in the convenience of their choosing environment. But because of this convenience of technology, there are many people who will use and abuse the society in a negative way. As Friedman noted in his text: “it gives more power to individuals to influence both markets and nation-states than at any other time in history.” (P.393). This types of globalization create a super influential individuals that change the way people perceive the world and their action toward society whether if it is good or bad. The prime example of that was: Osama bin Laden, an individual with the power to influence both the market and the nation states and the person responsible for the attack of 9/11. Individual conflict happens every day with the most recent events like racism in the country and the conflict that is based on religion in everywhere around the world, in which events like; Ferguson on unjustified shooting, Charlie Hebdo shooting on the limitation of free speech, and most recently on the bans Iranians students

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