It’s the economy, stupid
: Tom Friedman gives us a bonus sixth part to his five-part series (confirming my suspicion that last week’s was an Iowa special edition) with a simple message: The cure to the problem of the Middle East is jobs.
I was at Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley a few days ago, and they have this really amazing electronic global map that shows, with lights, how many people are using Google to search for knowledge. The region stretching from Morocco to the border of India had almost no lights. I attended a breakfast at Davos on the outsourcing of high-tech jobs from the U.S. and Europe to the developing world. There were Indian and Mexican businessmen there, and much talk about China. But not a word was spoken about outsourcing jobs to the Arab world. The context