Summary of Hot, Flat, & Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman Essay
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
Hot, Flat, & Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman was published by FSC Mixed Sources in the year 2008. This book is a diagnosis of Friedman’s three major challenges facing the world and the United States. Also he includes perceptions for how the United States can cure these problems. Friedman especially specializes on focusing on the greatest challenge of which is global warming. He then also argues that the United States can solve its own problems and help the entire planet, by becoming a world leader in green technology. Global warming, global flattening, and global crowding are the three main elements …show more content…
One important factor you have to keep in mind is that with an increase in fuel prices results in an increase on agriculture which then results in an increase of grocery prices due to countries allocating more land for biofuels like ethanol so that they can be less dependent on oil. Overall, this is what happens when the world becomes both flat and crowded.
“Massive transfer of wealth to oil-rich countries and to their petro dictators”
When I hear the word petrodictatorship, I come to think of those very rich Arabs, with their flowing robes and turbans on their heads who hail from oil-rich producing Middle Eastern countries such as Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates,