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That Used to Be Us by Thomas L. Friedman
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Nov 21, 2011

it was amazing
Read from November 11 to 15, 2011

I've read several books about the financial crisis, the fall of enron, the US deficit, globalization and what's wrong with the world, but none provide as succinct an answer as Thomas Friedman's latest. While his last 2 books "The World is Flat" and "Hot, Flat and Crowded" are all about the issues of globalization and climate change, this one is about how we can fix our position in the world and get the US back in track to remain the superpower that it is today, because sadly we are simply not on the right course anymore. He offers solutions that make sense, but are politically difficult to implement. This book is a wakeup call and a plan of action on how to solve our problems and is a must read for anybody in the US, so we can all start rowing in the same direction. The solutions will be painful, but they will be less painful than continuing to pretend nothing is wrong and things will be just fine if we don't change course.
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Phil Simon Couldn't agree more.

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