Thomas Friedman has a new book out, Hot, Flat, and Crowded. And it gets into the whole question of what a “green revolution” is really all about. New books mean book tours, and here we have an outtake from a spirited talk he recently gave in Northern California. You can watch the full talk on Fora.tv here.
By the way, Friedman starts talking at the outset about “ET,” and it happens to stand for “Energy Technology.”
Friedman’s careful and effective presentation of the book was also on podcast. A lecture at the London School of Economics in the LSE podcast and recently re-published on Princeton’s UChannel podcast.
It seems like it really isn’t a trend , officially, until Friedman says it is. I can’t help but be reminded as I slogged through 60% of “The World is Flat” and how many times I read something to the effect of “This happened when I wasn’t looking.” or “I completely missed it.”
Thomas Friedman is an intellectual fraud. I honestly cringe at everything he writes.