Friedman raises a host of issues that would be great topics for the Discussion Board. Don't ignore the last couple of chapters of the book, especially Friedman’s policy ideas on energy. Click here for some Discussion Board questions that you are welcome to tackle. Economists believe that you can’t understand globalization unless you understand concepts like comparative advantage, the law of one price, and convergence, which are discussed in your text and illustrated in The World is Flat.
The World is Flat may be the most important book that you read in college if you have any interest in what is going on in the world. Sometimes we might like to make the world go away, but it won’t. Its getting flatter all the time.
Extra credit: If you are the first student to send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) identifying the name of the name of university that Friedman attended, you will be rewarded with two extra credit Discussion Board points. Only two points extra credit can be earned in any given week from the blog questions.