Wow – Twice In One Week

Dean Baker catches Tom Friedman looking very silly, indeed - again. Of course, this recent column will not make Friedman look silly to any of his regular readers who are both not informed through other means already and too incurious to doubt Friedman's statements of fact, because Friedman sounds so convincing when he pontificates thusly on things he knows little about, like the debt crisis...

Dean Baker Slaps Tom Friedman Silly

It's well deserved, of course, as are most of the brickbats leveled at the man who once, in 2003, offered Charlie Rose the notion of "suck on this" as a rationale for the Iraq war (no, really, he did): Ah, memories. This is who much of the current crop of leaders of industry (read: baby boomers) revere as a great thinker. Dean Baker gives us yet another reason (besides "suck on this" and the...