The World Is Flat By Thomas L. Friedman

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Globalization is the description given to the linkage between countries around the world and how they’re becoming more connected economically and culturally. Globalization causes competition between companies within a country and international competition. Thomas L. Friedman, the author of, “The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century,” comes up with an analysis of modern-day globalization. The title, is more specifically a metaphor which Friedman came up with, after hearing Nandan Nilekani, the CEO of Infosys in India, stating that “the playing field is being flattened.” This metaphor describes how other countries around the world are becoming more technologically advanced, and reaching the advancements of that America has. This can be a negative impact to America because this will mean that America will now have major competitions with other countries to keep its position internationally. This can also be a good thing because the world can work together as one to better humanity and living conditions, as long as the technological advancements doesn’t go to the wrong hands (i.e. terrorists). Friedman breaks down globalization into three different eras: Globalization 1.0, Globalization 2.0, and Globalization 3.0. The era of Globalization 1.0 consisted between when Columbus set sail to the Americas (New World) in 1492, until around 1800. The era of Globalization 2.0 lasted from around the beginning …show more content…
Moss states how it costs a lot of money to transport items from one country to another, “But with transport costs amounting to almost 20% of the total cost of a product (and rising).” This means that, even though we’ve become closer due to globalization, it also affects us economically. Although markets and businesses pay money for transportation of goods, transportation systems greatly benefit from

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