Morrissey, Pasquerilla East, Alumni

We discussed Thomas Friedman’s concept of a flat world and the three phases he mentioned, focusing on the United States’ entry into the cyberspace world. We discussed privacy and the advancement of cyberspace as well as the relationship between privacy and websites such as Youtube. Moreover, we discussed at length the problem of energy sources as well as democracy’s inefficacy in present-day America. We also compared communism to capitalism in response to Thomas Friedman’s mention of China in his speech and came up with the following question: Given the efficiency of the Chinese government, should the United States change its current system of capitalism to a more efficient economic system?