• The ideal country in a flat world is the one with no natural resources, because countries with no natural resources tend to dig inside themselves. They try to tap the energy, entrepreneurship, creativity, and intelligence of their own people-men and women-rather than drill an oil well.

    Thomas L. Friedman (2007). “The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century”, p.358, Macmillan