Posts Tagged ‘comparative advantage’

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    Cost and Benefit: Buying Local Produce

    May 26, 13 • 555 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 • 428 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]

  • The Panama Canal Project Facilitates World Trade.

    The Panama Canal and an Invisible Line

    Dec 12, 12 • 585 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 • 462 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]

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    Playing Chicken With China?

    Sep 19, 12 • 547 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday’s headlines about the US taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for unfair auto and auto parts subsidies took me to chicken feet and The Economist’s Sinodependency Index. Knowing the major firms that depend on China for......  [read more]