Thomas Friedman at Proctors

nyt columnist thomas friedman

Thomas Friedman will be at Proctors February 9 for a talk titled "The Big Trends Shaping the World Today: Economics, Technology and Geopolitics." Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 4 -- they're $35 and up.

Friedman is, of course, the New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer winner who's written a bunch of books about globalization and related issues, such as The World is Flat (which sold 2 million copies), That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, and the upcoming Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.

He occupies this weird position both as a standard bearer of the thinkfluencer industrial complex and someone who is frequently mocked for repackaging random anecdotes as wisdom, or for just being wrong.

Also, he visited the GE Global Research Center a few years back and somehow didn't end up sharing a Niskayuna cab driver story in his column about it.

Comments

We don't need the billionaire, almost-always-wrong Friedman to lecture us about anything.

Twenty years ago, he was pretty good when he confined himself to things he knows about.....his knowledge is pretty much confined to israel and its enemies.

When he strays outside that field, which is most of the time, he is just another overpaid ignoramus.

He's a shill.

Friedman is such a clown. Amazing that anyone would pay to hear his
blabbering.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (not bad), to baseball,... (more)

Approval for another large residential project in downtown Albany that could be the first of many notable projects, and other exciting tales of the Albany Planning Board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

A row of buildings gone, except for one

A follow up of sorts about the old, beautiful Mechanics and Farmers Bank building at the corner of State and James in downtown Albany and... (more)

BUILT 2018 call for entries

This year's Historic Albany Foundation BUILT event -- "Albany's Architecture through Artists' Eyes" -- will be at the State Museum November 3. The annual fundraiser... (more)

"Gambling was the bedrock of every day of our lives growing up in Schenectady"

At the center of this Ringer profile of new Monday Night Football play-by-play man Joe Tessitore is an account of his childhood in/around Schenectady and... (more)

Recent Comments

Who would have thought that the way to finally get Exit 3 made after 30+ years was to just name it 'Exit 4 II: The Other Exit 4'.

Working out the design of the Albany Skyway

...has 22 comments, most recently from Ron

Belt Line 3

...has 11 comments, most recently from Luc

Debbie's Kitchen is returning (with Debbie)

...has 10 comments, most recently from Dylan

The Albany airport's getting terminal upgrades, a new parking garage, and a new connector road from Exit 4

...has 19 comments, most recently from Frequent Flyer

Morning Blend for Aug 17

...has 2 comments, most recently from Dave