Tom Friedman: “Globalization” good because it makes Americans poor and dependent on government.
Tom Friedman tells us “Globalization” is good because it makes Americans poor and dependent on government. A “churning workforce” makes people unsure of their employment and also breaks down families, friends and neighborhoods leaving people forced to rely on the government.
Tom Friedman is best know for promoting “Globalization,” in his book "The World is Flat." He is a Neocon/Neoliberal who was promoting Bush’s war and is now promoting Obama. A shill for the establishment who promotes every one of their stupid ideas uncritically.
Even globalization’s downsides—such as displaced American workers—can have an upside for liberals in political terms. A churning workforce strengthens the case for the kind of safety net that Democrats champion and Republicans resist. (Globalization-induced jitters may help explain why President Bush’s plan to make Social Security less secure hasn’t captured the nation’s imagination.) Friedman outlines an agenda of “compassionate flatism” that includes portable, subsidized health care, wage insurance, and subsidies for college and vocational school. You can argue about the details, and you can push them to the left. (He notes that corporations like to put offices and factories in countries with universal health care.) But this is clearly a Democratic agenda, and, as more and more white-collar jobs move abroad, its appeal to traditionally Republican voters should grow...1