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Thomas Friedman gets it wrong.
The World is not Flat -  but our economies are. Free-trade economics is  based on making money on
money instead of making things.
And  American workers are handcuffed.


Our unemployment rate reporting is fiction.  93 million people are jobless. Only about 38 percent of all workers qualify for unemployment insurance. This means more than 60 percent of all workers are "missing in action."  About 50 million Americans are living in poverty. The American Dream has been reversed. 

Thomas Freidman, an evangelist for free-trade economics and tells us The World is Flat. The global village is  here for everyone to enjoy. It is now a better world. But, ........

The World is not Flat. Globalization has turned it upside down. And all we have is communications by rank. If you are not part of the network, you do not exist. In the U.S. 93 million people are jobless. They are missing in action. The global village has not worked. Workers have no voice in the process. http://tapsearch.com/communications-by-rank

In his book, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times, sets out to establish the events that led to free trade and globalization.  However, we do not need any conspiracy theories to know that free-trade economics has not evolved in any natural economic fashion but has been driven by powerful forces outside the will of the people.
It is obvious, if free-trade economics was subject to a popular vote, the American workers would have never voted for it.

Our original Flat World study web page is not working and so we providing you with other summaries and articles by us about Thomas Friedman Flat World being far from the real world of experiences of  many including myself as more than a million wokers in the computer industry lost their jobs and businesses. More than a thousands of computer businesses in just Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania were forced to close down due to free-trade economics. More jobs and manufacturers in the computer industry were lost than in the so called "rust belt" industries.  High technology was dramatically attacked in the process and it was not a natural economic flow of things that did it.

  Ray Tapajna challenges Thomas Friedman's -flatteners.

Thomas Friedman extends his evangelization of Free Trade and Globalization in his book titled The World is Flat. He isolates different periods in history he calls flatteners that paved the way for Globalization and Free Trade. He ignores the Y2k crisis as a main event. It represents millions of workers in the computer industry losing their jobs and left the "housekeeping" of computer systems unattended for years. In an urgent response to the problem, billions of dollars were poured into the economy to fix the problems with the year 2000 approaching. Many businesses and government agencies were forced to spend money they did not have.  It acted as an artificial stimulus  and made the economy during the Clinton era look like something it wasn't .  When, 2000 came and the problems were over, the economy hit a bottom with many dot com companies quickly going broke. Their weaknesses were hidded during the massive spending of money to fix the Y2k problem. 

Thomas Friedman also  ignores the fact that workers have no voice in the process of Globalization. International entities like the WTO control the flow of trade and money outside any real democratic process. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans an underclass was exposed. It also exposed a silent depression residing in New Orleans that could be duplicated across the USA.  When the destiny of workers are affected by unfair trade, history tells us it triggers a radical response eventually.   We are seeing this now across the globe especially in the Middle East. 

Author and Education Consulant Brian Alger provides an overview of Ray Tapajna and Tapart News and Art that Talks about workers having no voice in their workday even though they are the core of any economy. Ray calls it "communications by rank". 
( http://tapsearch.com/communications-by-rank )

Ray Tapajna explores other lost worlds in the Flat World of Friedman and points to 1956 as the year everything was put upside down. Free Trade is not trade as historically defined and practiced. Somehow, trade became a process with production and factories being moved from place to place based on the cheapest labor markets. There is no need for conspiracy theories to know some power start this forced march to Globalization where workers become the commodities. In essence it is a new kind of slave trade with wage slave labor. Thomas Friedman seems to like leading the march. 
Workers are put on a world trading block to compete with one another down to the lowest common levels of wage slave and even child labor. How did it start?

The U.S. Government itself sponsored and funded the moving of factories outside the USA starting in 1956. It was supposed to be just a temporary program to help the Mexican and Central Americas' economies while in turn supply the U.S. consumer with cheaper goods. The program never ended and turned into what is now called Free Trade. It took about 20 years to move about two hundred factories outside the USA. However the numbers start dramatically increasing and by 1992, more than 2,000 factories were moved to Mexico. It was know as the Maquiladora factory program. Here sweat shops were created on the other side of the border with some companies sending segments of production that no longer legal under U.S. pollution laws.

After the unfair trade agreements NAFTA and GATT were passed in 1993, the number quickly doubled to more than 4,000 factories that were moved to Mexico. After leading the way in getting these agreements passed, President Clinton had to rush billions of dollars to Mexico to save the peso. This proves the history of Free Trade up to that date was a history of failures.

For more of the story and the fiction behind Freidman Flat World including the mixing of the cause and effect behind the Y2k crisis, see Tapsearch Com's analysis at http://tapsearch.com/flatworld. It links to more history about the failures of Free Trade - book review at http://tapsearch.com/amazon-friends/id5.html and also note




http://tapsearch.com/ray-tapajna-journals  ( Explore the latent response of religion and philosophy to the global economic arena. )

As an advocate for workers dignity and real free enterprise system, I have been online since 1998
In 1992, as a trouble shooter supplier and conconsutant for computers and other computer products, I had collected data from many sources as such.

I came across an article that discussed the moving of production outside of the U.S. and found that more than 2,000 U.S. factories have been moved to Mexico alone.  This followed a period where my client manufacturers here in America , where having more and more problems finding good computer components since most of the American computer parts manufacturers  had closed down due to free trade economics.  The components coming from places like Japan had ever changing specs and standards where a traditional American manufacturer evolving from Zero Defects processes were caught with no place to go for components to fit their qualifying processes. 

This began my advocacy for workers dignity, local and value added economies and the real free enterprise system -  Ray Tapajna
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