The aftermath that came with the attacks on September 11, 2001, changed the lives of many Americans. However, it also changed the lives of other people around the world, primarily Muslims in the Middle East. Thomas Friedman writes compelling articles about this notion, and while they have nothing to do with the genocide in Rwanda, several concepts and themes in the articles overlap with those of Philp Gourevitch’s work on the massacre. In the Middle East as well as in Rwanda, people are aggrevated by a poverty of dignity and the lack of help from western democracies during a time of crisis. One of the themes for the assigned reading can be titled “poverty of dignity”. The lack of dignity makes it possible for strong leaders to manipulate ordinary people into committing terrible crimes. The thought that all problems in a society can be solved by the weakening of someone else becomes appealing to someone without pride in their particular way of life. In the case of terrorism, Osama bin Laden is able to make young people believe that the United States is at fault for the failure their leaders (Friedman 165). In Rwanda, Hutu leaders make the opinion that Tutsis are at fault for every problem experienced by the country popular with almost every Hutu by control of all media (Gourevitch 109). The most famous occurrence where a stron leader was able to rally a weak people behind an outrageous cause was the rise of Hitler during WWII. The wide spread feeling of hopelessness along with lack of hope in one’s future may be the primary cause behind the rage it takes to exterminate a whole people. When many feel as if they have nothing to look forward to, or worse, nothing to loose, it becomes much easier to join together behind a cause for the sake of being occupied. In Rwanda and the Middle East, there seems to be a frustration with the lack of help recieved from western democracies. The western world put the Genocide Convention into place after WWII, still, because of Rwanda’s small or nonexistant influence on world politics, they recieve only inefficient aid. The sparce aid that arrives, often benefit the wrong people (Gourevitch 335). The situation in the Middle East is only slightly different. Young Muslims tell Friedman that they feel like…
There are series of Milton Friedman’s videos—“Free to Choose”, talking about that how the United States authorities to develop excessive regulations, implement excessive regulation, establish excessive administrative agencies and spent more money and resources, in the end to reduce the social wealth of the people of the United States. When the U.S. government to intervene in every socio-economic, the consequences are often tragedy although their starting point is good. Friedman…
Milton Friedman, was born in July 12, 1912, in Brooklyn new york. He came from a Jewish
Family and became economist, statistician and a writer. He attended Rutgers University, where
he earned his B.A. at the age of twenty. He went to earn his M.A. in the University of Chicago in 1933.
and his PhD in 1946, from Columbia University. At the age of 40 he was award with the John Bates
Clark Medal honoring economists, which is an outstanding achievement in the economic…
Businesses in America are managed in many different ways. Is there a correct, moral, or wrong
way? I will discuss the view of two men Milton Friedman and John Mackey, who are both trying to
show that their way is the correct and ethical way of owning and running a business, and that others
should follow. Milton Friedman states “there is only one social resposibility of businesses, to use its
resources and engage in activities designed to increase profits so long as it engages…
decision,”1 a sentiment by Niall Fitzerald that many decision makers can relate to. This decision is represented by the motives of shareholders and determined by the actions of stakeholders. Over the past two weeks of learning business ethics from Friedman, Freeman and Heath, it could be said that a corporation’s responsibility drives not only the incentive of maximizing profit but also the motives of benefiting the society eventually. Freeman’s stakeholder theory brings in the humanity argument that…
I have driven many different kinds of cars, from very slow cars like Jeep to very fast cars like
B.M.W, since I got my driving license, but just two of them were very attractive for me. Kia Forte and
B.M.W 235i are two wellknown brands of cars in all over the world. Although both are very fast and
suitable for an interesting driving, there is an ocean difference between their safety, quality of engine,
and driving convenience.
Although safety of both cars is better than old cars…
that all of Art Friedman's employees are competent at accomplishing the task. With the attainment of reward on accomplishing their task and the magnitude of the reward in their own hands, the employees' motivation is totally in their control.
4. Friedman used positive reinforcement; the employees could decide their reward, their working schedule and time off, and freedom to borrow money whenever they wished to. All are very attractive positive reinforcements.
5. At FedEx the drivers decide the best…
Thomas Friedman Case Study
Palm Beach State College
The World is Flat 3.0
Agree or Disagree?
Friedman states that there are three different types of globalization that have occurred throughout history. The first being globalization 1.0 which was from 1492 to the 1800s. Then it was globalization 2.0 which began in the 1900s and ended around the turn of the twenty-first century. Then it was globalization 3.0 which began around the year 2000. Friedman stated that…
Comparison and Contrast Essay
Self-Employment is better than working for others
In the current situation the country is going through, and especially in the current economy, jobs are increasily harder to find, and the ones available are bound to really rough competition, and poor hourly rates. Given this situation, self-employment has appeared as an attractive alternative for many people, as it is a valid way to bypass job position competitivity…
Instructor Lisa McDawson
Nov. 27, 2013
Comparison essay of Paulo Freire and Richard Rodriguez
Paulo Freire’s essay “the banking concept of education” and Richard Rodriguez’s essay “the achievement of desire” talk about the topic of education. Education is explored in many different ways. In Freire’s essay “the banking concept of education” he expresses his dislike of the education system and the distribution of power and authority in the class room. In…