Found this interesting article in New York Times by David Brooks called, "The Cognitive Age". Good discussion of globalization and how many politicians are missing the bigger issue. Here is a short juicy quote:
"The central process driving this is not globalization. It’s the skills revolution. We’re moving into a more demanding cognitive age. In order to thrive, people are compelled to become better at absorbing, processing and combining information. This is happening in localized and globalized sectors, and it would be happening even if you tore up every free trade deal ever inked."
[Image: Flickr: "This is my brain": Uploaded on November 23, 2006 by killermonkeys: Creative Commons]