Posts Tagged ‘comparative advantage’

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    Manufacturing: What’s New?

    Jun 12, 13 • 450 Views • No Comments

    Called “A Revolution in the Making,” yesterday’s Wall Street Journal  focused on manufacturing in a special section. I was particularly impressed with some stats that they presented and Jay Leno. The Stats: The cost gap is closing between......  [read more]

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    Cost and Benefit: Buying Local Produce

    May 26, 13 • 614 Views • No Comments

    I saw this picture in an Upper West Side NYC blog:   Evidently horrified, one Zabar’s shopper said, “Can you believe that from all the farms in New York, ZABAR’S is selling GARLIC from CHINA!!!!!???” (Zabar’s is a gourmet......  [read more]

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    Infrastructure: The Internet and Canals

    Jan 24, 13 • 464 Views • No Comments

    An internet connection and a canal could be rather similar. Internet Connections in the Americas, 2012: Looking beyond the Americas, South Korea leads the world with the highest proportion of its population having fast internet service (more below). Shipping......  [read more]

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    The Panama Canal and an Invisible Line

    Dec 12, 12 • 655 Views • No Comments

    When a desk destined for Ohio leaves China on a super-sized container ship, should it enter the US in LA or NY? The Panama Canal could determine the answer. Imagine a jagged north south line dividing the US. Located somewhere between the East and West Coast,......  [read more]

  • Is It Better to Outsource or Insource T-shirts?

    Manufacturing Matters in the US

    Dec 10, 12 • 505 Views • No Comments

    Hearing about an apparel firm that “insourced,” I confess I was not as enthusiastic as the report. The firm, American Giant, had just enjoyed a run on their hoodies. As a Made in the USA producer, they have the caché of a San Francisco factory.......  [read more]