Smoking Securities

Half Baked High Finance

Quote Critique

with 2 comments

“With globalization, the big [countries] don’t eat the small, the fast eat the slow.”
– Thomas L. Friedman (NY Times foreign affairs columnist, referring to the Arab nations)

A cryptic quote without context, I can only assume Mr. Friedman was hungry when he wrote this commentary. Using words like fast, slow, big and small, confuses me because I have no idea what sort of metrics he reviewed to formulate this opinion. IMHO, countries that produce and utilize cheap, efficient weaponry, outlast the competition in the game of global survivor.

Advertisements

Written by chucklesamadeus

January 25, 2009 at 2:41 pm

Posted in Quote Critique

2 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. forget metrics, go with the philosophy of the thought .. it’s a pointer to something, not a proof .. you must be a quant .. and look what those guys missed 🙂

    gregory

    January 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm

  2. aye, metrics can be deceptive, but i find the theory espoused here to be nebulous at best. how does this inform my actions? what does this view impel me to do?

    Charles Amadeus

    January 27, 2009 at 12:33 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: