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The Lexus and The Olive Tree. Thomas L. Friedman. The Symbolism of The Lexus. Lexus: Japanese Luxury Car Characteristics Symbolism. The Symbolism of the Olive Tree. The Olive Tree Rooted Stable Symbolism:. Tension Between the Lexus and The Olive Tree. Globalization: not a choice

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the symbolism of the lexus
The Symbolism of The Lexus
  • Lexus: Japanese Luxury Car
    • Characteristics
    • Symbolism
the symbolism of the olive tree
The Symbolism of the Olive Tree
  • The Olive Tree
    • Rooted
    • Stable
    • Symbolism:
tension between the lexus and the olive tree
Tension Between the Lexus and The Olive Tree
  • Globalization: not a choice
  • Sense of Identity v. Surviving in the Global system
democratization
Democratization
  • of Technology and Information
  • Of Finance
  • The role of the Internet
the golden straitjacket
The Golden Straitjacket
  • Making the private sector the primary engine of economic growth
  • Maintaining a low inflation rate
  • Shrinking the size of the state bureaucracy
  • Maintain a balanced budget for government
  • Deregulate capital markets
the golden straitjacket1
The Golden Straitjacket
  • Open industries, stock and bond markets, and foreign access to local ownership
  • Eliminate government corruption
  • Open the banking and telecomm industries
  • Allow citizens a choice of competing pension systems
the electronic herd
The Electronic Herd
  • Two Basic Groups:
    • Short-horn cattle
    • Long-horn cattle
the golden arches theory of conflict prevention
The Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention
  • When a country reached the level of economic development where it had a large middle class to support a McDonald’s network
  • Two Mc Donald countries didn’t fight wars anymore
  • They preferred to wait in line for burgers