Posts Tagged ‘David Ricardo’

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    Where Did Your Tuna Fish Come From?

    Jun 22, 11 • 303 Views • No Comments

    The tuna you had for lunch might have been caught in the Pacific, processed and canned in Thailand, and flown to a Wal-Mart warehouse in the U.S. Concerned about monitoring quality, a recent report from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tells us that......  [read more]

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    “Buy Australian?”

    Apr 25, 11 • 480 Views • No Comments

    In Australia, concerned about the impact of twin disasters in Queensland this summer, Australia is saying, “Buy Australian.”  But they just faced an unexpected problem. The T-shirts they are using to publicize the campaign were made in......  [read more]

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    When is 60 a Good Grade?

    Feb 2, 11 • 350 Views • 1 Comment

    At 60.8 percent, the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) measure of manufacturing activity was way up, far more than anyone expected. Reflecting expansion, any number above 50 is good. So robust a number takes us to a question. If production is......  [read more]

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    Supership Problems

    Dec 14, 10 • 485 Views • No Comments

    When is a supership a problem? When the water is not deep enough or the Bayonne Bridge is not high enough. To understand the Bayonne Bridge problem (and care about the answer), we have to look back to August 1914 and then ahead to August 2014. The Panama......  [read more]

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    Trash and Trade

    Nov 5, 10 • 426 Views • No Comments

    A WSJ article tells us “Memo to All Staff: Dump Your Trash.” But should they?According to the article, Texas state workers, Phoenix city workers, and Dartmouth college professors have all been told to take out the trash. Texas, as a result, is......  [read more]