Autoworkers to Friedman: The world is round


From the March 17 New York Times:

General Motors said Thursday that it would temporarily shut a truck plant in Louisiana because it could not get enough Japanese-made parts, the first in what analysts say could be widespread disruptions at auto plants in North America because of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis half a world away. That it was G.M. — rather than one of the Japanese automakers, which depend on many parts from their home country — that succumbed first to the shortage shows how much the industry depends on far-flung suppliers.

Here, Tom Friedman. Stick this news item up your flat, transnational ass then write another utopian bestseller about globalization.

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