The world is flat. At least that’s what Thomas Friedman, author of “The World is Flat 3.0,” will tell you. Christopher Columbus knew that the Earth was round before he ever set sail. Why does Friedman believe that the Earth is flat? Friedman means it figuratively. Over many years, the Earth has slowly “flattened out” in terms of communication and progress. The entire population of the Earth has slowly gotten more connected, which levels the playing field for everyone on the earth. What does “The World is Flat really mean though?
The concept of globalization which is very recent but the term has been present all through history. Expansion, whether imperial or cultural, was hardly new in 1200 CE. (Pg.6) Globalization starts to take great altitude from the Industrial Revolution in England, which was the most established country at that time period. Great intellectuals established theories of international trade that have lasted all this time since they are accurate and reliable. These theories are established on what is called the principle of comparative advantage. They assert that, every country should be dedicated to making those products that are more organized than others.
Constant change and a flat, global competitive market landscape were described by Thomas Friedman, author of The World is Flat, as triple convergence and was a result of the ten flatteners. Friedman also stated that in “Globalization 1.0, countries had to think globally. In Globalization 2.0, companies had to think globally to thrive, or at least survive. In Globalization 3.0, individuals have to think globally to thrive, or at least survive.” (Friedman, 2007) The concept of needing individuals to think globally and thrive in the market led Friedman to travel and report on various educational cultures across the world. Friedman was determined to find “the right stuff” to make the youth in future generations competitive globally.
“Passage of the DREAM act would add $329 billion to the U.S economy and create 1.4 million new jobs by 2030.”(Guzman and Jara) Young immigrant students that are brought here by their parents are brought here for many reasons, but the most important reason they are here is for a better life through education. Everyone deserves the chance to pursue their goal that they have in life. The DREAM act will not only benefit the families of these you immigrant students, but it will also benefit the rest of their lives. Young immigrant students thrive with that passion that they have to learn and get a better education. In Thomas Freidman book The World is Flat he elaborates and explains the gap at the bottom, lack of ambition and the education gap at the bottom. And also how our education system if not effective, but by having the DREAM act these young immigrant students will show their ambition on wanting to learn how to learn, get a better education, and be someone in life.
Throughout the century, the United States has no doubt risen as one of the top global competitors and economic
...nce, that while the bourgeoisie can assert its interests everywhere.” (Conklin & Fletcher, 1999, p. 50). Even though today’s society has branched away from an imperialistic mindset, the roots of globalization promote the advancements of power to those who are already very much in power, minus the war and the bloodthirsty monopolizations. To step outside the spectrum of imperialism, and ponder upon today’s world culture, America seems to be shaping the world, as we know it. The blueprint of progress and ever changing industrial, economical and global influences are greatly dependent on that of America and their innovations. It may not be American scientists behind the computers at NASA or behind the keyboards of Windows computers but there are U.S. based industries. The exponential progress of Globalization can be directly linked to American affairs, without a doubt.
In the following essay, I will look at the consequences of the American political and economic system as well as its public policies. Furthermore, I claim that America has built itself as an exceptional global empire, through political, economic and public policies, that center on capitalism. There are two parts to this argument. The first is about America’s exceptional global situation in which I will discuss the way in which America has made itself exceptional and held on to that position. The second part is about the effects and implications of America’s exceptional position on the world.
Fareed Zakaria points out changes the entire world has experienced. At the closing of the nineteenth century the United States was the most powerful nation since imperial Rome (7). He stated for most of the last century the United States has dominated global economics, politics, science, and culture. But this has begun to unravel in the past 20 years (7). According to Dr. Zakaria, Taipei has the tallest building, which will soon be overtaken by one being built in Dubai, the richest man lives in Mexico, and the number one casino is not in Las Vegas but in Macao, and London is becoming the leading financial center (8). America still dominates in military at every level- land, sea, air, and space without breaking the bank. We will remain a vital, vibrant economy, at the forefront of the next revolutions in science, technology, and industry – as long as it can embrace and adjust to the challenges confronting it
The dispute that throughout “American Exceptionalism”, is an ancient perception of which becomes a well-respected idea that is idealistically important throughout history, it makes what America will become and forever be known as. It reflects on the ideas of foreign policies to become what we call America today; in which it remains the current movement in globalization. Eric Rauchway, Blessed Among Nations, explains that globalizations the movement of the regional economies, societies, and cultures that is combined through a constituent network of communication to lower a violation of social more, which makes America a world-wide leader in combating the cultural violation to these social mores. In our time, it seems that globalization has become an large extent the product of American policies since WWII.
In this letter I would like to address an issue present in the phenomenon of globalization. This refers to the increasing integration of economies around the world, particularly through trade and financial flows. Globalization also indicates the movement of people (labor) and knowledge (technology) across international borders that bring broader cultural dimensions. However, globalization is often associated with Americanization, which results of bringing a foreign country under the commercial influence of the United States, yet this can be dangerous because Americanization has the potential of infiltrating and marring another country’s culture such as it has in the Middle East.