- The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan
- The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas Friedman clarifies just how the world is truly changing into the oft-discussed ‘global community’. The ‘flattening’ of the world refers to the metaphorical leveling of the playing field as a direct result of the technical advances of the digital revolution. He enables the reader to make sense of the rise of India and China, along with numerous smaller countries that can now take advantage of the political and economic barriers that are falling. It is an insightful and important work, full of anecdotes that bring complex economic theories to life.