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World is flat paper 2 - The World is Flat When looking at...

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The World is Flat When looking at Thomas Friedman’s ideals in his book The World Is Flat it is easy to see the effects that globalization, the internet and computers, and politics have on our newly developing world. I think the most dynamic ways to look at these phenomena today are in how the “flat world” is changing the world we were living in just years ago. Friedman calls our world a huge supply chain, which is a very tough chain to break. With all the shifts in technology, it is invariably going to change the way the world operates as a whole, politically, economically, etc. Friedman uses many examples to show us how these shifts are already taking place. For example, in Egypt with the tradition of Ramadan children use fawanis for a celebration that is much like Halloween; it is being outsourced to China because they can produce a better, safer, and cheaper product. This is putting many low-wage workshops out of business causing even more workers to be unemployed. The bottom line is China can make a more creative and safer product and ship it to Egypt and sell it for less than the traditional Egyptian made fawanis. We’ve seen this trend in the United States too, take a step back and look at all of your products, very few of them are made here, stateside. So is this a good thing or a
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