Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tom "Free-Trade" Friedman: Will Someone Take Away His Computer?

(Very special thanks to everyone at


Someone Take Away Thomas Friedman's Computer Before He Types Another Sentence

Where does a BLOWHARD (emphasis mine) who needs his own offshore drilling platform just to keep the east wing of his house heated, get the balls to write a book chiding America for driving energy-inefficient automobiles?

Where does a guy whose family bulldozed 2.1 million square feet of pristine Hawaiian wilderness to put a Gap, an Old Navy, a Sears, an Abercrombie and even a Foot Locker in paradise get off preaching to the rest of us about the need for a "Green Revolution"?

Well, he'll explain it all to you in 438 crisply written pages for just $27.95, $30.95 if you have the misfortune to be Canadian.” -mtcloud

Les Leopold's excellent article at AlterNet Serious About Green Jobs? It's Time to Throw 'Free Trade' out the Window debunks the 'free trade myth' that LWOH has done over and over and over again, and inspired several truly progressive (definition: NON-Kool-Aid drinking) commenters to offer first rate solutions to nip the problem of throwing American white collar workers to the curb. My favorite above.


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