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Thomas Friedman
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America - The subject of the book, That Used to Be Us, is the decline of this nation.

China - This country is a chief competitor on the world stage in not only economic and military ways, but not in terms of personal freedom.

Tianjin - Tom Friedman traveled to this location in September 2010 to attend the World Economic Forum summer conference.

Republican Party - This political organization is narrowly focused on tax cuts for the wealthy according to the author.

Democratic Party - This political organization is narrowly focused on saving social programs that have grown too costly according to the author.

Tea Party - This political organization is focused on adherence to the Constitution.

IT/Globalization Merger - Due to advancements in this realm, old jobs disappeared and new ones were created that require advanced skills and education.

Global Warming - The majority of experts...

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