Globalization By Thomas L. Friedman Summary

analytical Essay
1285 words
1285 words

In Thomas L. Friedman 's Globalization: The Super-Story, the basic idea of globalization is that the people are no longer bound by the culture from where they come. Friedman described globalization, saying it lets “individual, corporation, and countries to reach farther in a multicultural society (___).”
In the context of a new international order – where details cannot explain everything but rather collectively connect more things and explain it selectively - Friedman emphasizes the explanation on the system of globalization. The United States is the sole superpower while "all other nations are subordinate to it in one degree or another"(473). While talking about the concept of multiculturalism, this does not seem like a very global and cultural-related …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains friedman's globalization: the super-story, where people are no longer bound by the culture from where they come. it lets individuals, corporations, and countries reach farther in a multicultural society.
  • Analyzes how friedman emphasizes the system of globalization, where details cannot explain everything but collectively connect more things and explain it selectively.
  • Argues that friedman agrees with amartya sen’s analysis of america's early approach to multiculturalism in 1900s, which reveals the well-meaning principle that guided america toward the future.
  • Explains that the international system presents its one overarching feature — integration.
  • Analyzes how "melting pot" implies the mixture of all the immigrant cultures and its result of national unity and different things that continue assimilating into modern society.
  • Concludes that sramek's article "economic aspect of multiculturalism" concluded an excellent analysis on the relation between cultural diversity and economic performance in the states of the united states.
  • Analyzes how friedman's view of globalization connects to sramek’s theory of the relationship between cultural diversity and economic.
  • Argues that one cannot defend the benefits of multiculturalism by deserting the public negative engagement within the american society.
  • Argues that the 21st century's goal is to create a diverse and color-conscious society and embrace our differences in glory.

The very foundation of globalization, as Sramek agreed with Friedman, comes under influence of the United States, which he labels as “egalitarianism, individualism, populism, and laissez-faire”. The environment between multiple ethnicity, religions, and culture create an atmosphere conductive toward free exchange of idea. Contrary to many different places in the world, however, Sramek’s most important view in the article insists that distinct cultures in America not only peacefully exist next to each other, but also accept their mutual differences, take advantage on the dynamics of the modern society and create an efficient and diversified United States’ economic system. In order to back up his thesis, Sramek used the Index of Ethnic Fractionalization as the indicator for cultural diversity and Median Household Income, published by U.S. Census Bureau, as a proxy for economic performance. In both static and dynamic perspectives, Sramek found a significant connection between static levels of income and cultural diversity. Further analysis corporates the increasing numbers in median household levels in correlation with increases in cultural

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