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Arrival of MSC Gulsun in Rotterdam (Worlds biggest container ship) Globalisation1. How a multinational as Ikea organizes the social dumping in the transport sector. Road transport : no to social dumping in Europe ! YouTube. The World Is Flat. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century is an international best-selling book by Thomas L.

The World Is Flat

Friedman that analyzes globalization, primarily in the early 21st century. The title is a metaphor for viewing the world as a level playing field in terms of commerce, wherein all competitors have an equal opportunity. As the first edition cover illustration indicates, the title also alludes to the perceptual shift required for countries, companies, and individuals to remain competitive in a global market in which historical and geographic divisions are becoming increasingly irrelevant.

Friedman himself is a strong advocate of those changes, calling himself a "free-trader" and a "compassionate flatist", and he criticizes societies that resist the changes. Summary[edit] Friedman repeatedly uses lists as organizational devices to communicate key concepts, usually numbered and often with provocative labels. Ten flatteners[edit] Proposed remedies[edit] Critical reception[edit]

Why the World Is Flat. Thirty-five years ago this summer, the golfer Chi Chi Rodriguez was competing in his seventh US Open, played that year at Hazeltine Country Club outside Minneapolis.

Why the World Is Flat

Tied for second place after the opening round, Rodriguez eventually finished 27th, a few strokes ahead of such golf legends as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Gary Player. His caddy for the tournament was a 17-year-old local named Tommy Friedman. Rodriguez retired from golf several years later. But his caddy – now known as Thomas L. Friedman, foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times and author of the new book The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century – has spent his career deploying the skills he used on the golf course: describing the terrain, shouting warnings and encouragement, and whispering in the ears of big players.

Friedman's 1999 book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, provided much of the intellectual framework for the debate. Not even close. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The World is Flat. Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global. Globalization. Globalisation is unstoppable .pdf. Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world.

The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange notes on global business opportunities, or powder conditions on the local ski slopes, while cradling champagne and canapes.

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

This January, the ultra-rich and the sparkling wine returned, but by all reports the mood was one of anxiety, defensiveness and self-reproach. The future of economic globalisation, for which the Davos men and women see themselves as caretakers, had been shaken by a series of political earthquakes. “Globalisation” can mean many things, but what lay in particular doubt was the long-advanced project of increasing free trade in goods across borders. What REALLY happens on live export ships? Air Horse Transport - Equine International Air Freight.

Le Horse Inn de Liège Airport. The Worst Fish in America: Asian Carpocalypse. The demise of the nation state. What is happening to national politics?

The demise of the nation state

Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and comedians; politics in the UK still shows few signs of recovery after the “national nervous breakdown” of Brexit. France “narrowly escaped a heart attack” in last year’s elections, but the country’s leading daily feels this has done little to alter the “accelerated decomposition” of the political system. In neighbouring Spain, El País goes so far as to say that “the rule of law, the democratic system and even the market economy are in doubt”; in Italy, “the collapse of the establishment” in the March elections has even brought talk of a “barbarian arrival”, as if Rome were falling once again.

In Germany, meanwhile, neo-fascists are preparing to take up their role as official opposition, introducing anxious volatility into the bastion of European stability. But the convulsions in national politics are not confined to the west. Why is this happening?