The Friedman Project

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The Friedman Project

Postby Andrea on Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:11 pm

The other day, I was reading Linda Booth's blog (http://lindaboothsweeney.net/blog/) and came across her entry on The Friedman Project:

Thomas Friedman is the foreign affairs and occasional op-ed columnist for the New York Times............
I became a fan of his writing early on when I realized he writes from a systems perspective. What does that mean? You’ll rarely find Friedman focused on just a part or a fragment. To Friedman, nothing stands in isolation. Instead, he writes about systems – interrelated parts and processes that continually affect each other over time. And he sees systems patterns everywhere — in escalating gas prices, in financial markets, in the dynamics related to female literacy, in wildlife management – and he wants his reader to understand these systems as well. http://lindaboothsweeney.net/blog/?p=40


I'm curious to know if people have come across particular journalists that 'write from a systems perspective'?
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Re: The Friedman Project

Postby Andrea on Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:47 pm

Coincidence?
Rachel Botsman, in one of my favourite talks on TED ( http://www.ted.com/talks/rachel_botsman ... ption.html ), mentions Friedman:

Thomas Friedman is one of my favorite New York Times columnists, and he poignantly commented that 2008 is when we hit a wall when mother nature and the market both said, "No more." Now we rationally know that an economy built on hyper-consumption is a Ponzi scheme; it's a house of cards. Yet, it's hard for us to individually know what to do.
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