Matt Taibbi Does a Thomas Friedman Takedown

How the world being ‘flat’ (a clumsy metaphor anyway) really happens:

According to The New York Times, what we need to do to compete with China economically is adopt commensurate “homegrown business practices” that will enhance our performance. What do they have in mind? Eliminating the freedom of speech? Outlawing free trade associations? Legalizing child labor? Eliminating all environmental regulations and letting workers roll around in hazardous chemicals for fifteen hours a day for ten cents an hour? Ending all forms of corporate transparency?

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