The Midwest In A Global World

Jim Russell posted a link to Dick Longworth’s interview on Chigago Public Radio about his new book called, Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism. Dick seems to be thinking about a lot of the things I have since I came to Pittsburgh more than 4 years ago. The entire center of the country seems to be slipping off the global map and losing it’s vital connections to the world, right at the moment it needs them most.

The world only seems to be flat for those regions that are interested in actively embracing it and doing everything they can to stay actively linked to it.

Jim posted this on Rust Belt Bloggers.

1 Comment so far

  1. Chal (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

    "…Interested in actively embracing it" is what remains to be seen. Or enough interest to tip the balance of power toward those who will actually implement change and get the ball rolling.

    I believe the interest exists and is growing. Given all the factors involved when it comes to PGH, I believe something akin to a sea change is necessary. Hopefully, we will achieve forward momentum soon. It looks like the pieces are starting to fall into place. We should keep in mind that this has happened before, and then just stopped. But like I said, I believe.

    Okay, I’m all out of metaphors for now. (PS. I love this town.)



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