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Friedman, perhaps wrongly, thinks we are leading the global charge, but we suspect it is Singapore, Finland, Sweden, etc. Fingleton In Japan Journalist Eamon Fingleton did an odd little tome with me years ago on shareholder freebies still a great idea and then took off for Japan.
His view from the other shore should not cause us to gloat over our "new" economy. First, he did Blindside: Now he's just out with In Praise of Hard Industries: Probably his economics are not too profound, but his common sense should wake us up about virtual reality.
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