That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back - Study Guide Chapter 6: Homework x 2 = The American Dream Summary & Analysis

Thomas Friedman
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The top twelve teams in the 2011 Association for Computing Collegiate Programming contest broke down as follows by country: The top prize went to a team from China and the second prize went to a team from Michigan, USA. Of the remaining ten spots, five were won by Russian teams; and one each by teams from Poland, the Ukraine, Germany and Canada. The winners of these competitions are referred to as the smartest people in the world.

The merger of IT and globalization has impacted more than the job market. Raising math, science, reading and creativity levels in school is the most important determinant of our economic growth. The technological merger with the world market has caused education to be more important than ever and widens the productivity gap between countries that are highly educated with...

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