Posts Tagged ‘globalization’

  • Globalization of shrimp industry spans Asian, and Central and South America

    A Reason for Less “Endless Shrimp”

    Apr 30, 14 • 387 Views • No Comments

    Our Wednesday Environmental Issue I just read but cannot confirm that in 2011, a Red Lobster employee observed 2 gentleman consuming 782 shrimp during 5.5 hours when Red Lobster had its “Endless Shrimp” promotion. According to a Red Lobster...  [read more]

  • lime demand and supply

    Why Might Salsa Prices Soar?

    Apr 4, 14 • 1584 Views • No Comments

    During the 1970s we did not eat many limes, maybe less than 1/2 a pound each year, and most were from Florida. Now our consumption has tripled and the lime has gone global. Faced with cheap Mexican limes, devastation from Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and a more...  [read more]

  • Globalization Panama Canal Transportation Infrastructure

    B(T)FF… Best Trading Friends Forever

    Feb 27, 14 • 360 Views • No Comments

    We can say that Mexico believes her top trading partner is the United States because the value of her exports to the US (2013: $370,826,831) added to the value of her imports from the US (2013: $370,746,056) is exceeded by none of her other trading...  [read more]

  • Economic Geography British Coastline Mandelbrot

    One Reason That Geography Matters

    Jan 5, 14 • 845 Views • No Comments

    Have you ever looked closely at Japan and the United Kingdom? Described by geographer Jared Diamond in a fascinating podcast, they look remarkably similar. Today Japan and the British Isles are modern industrial societies.  Both are north/south archipelagos...  [read more]

  • job creation buckets

    René Magritte and US Job Creation

    Dec 13, 13 • 306 Views • No Comments

    Hearing people say that 1.5 million new health care jobs were an economic “bright spot,” I thought of the surrealist artist, René Magritte, who showed us that all is not as it appears. Let’s start with an excellent NPR Planet Money...  [read more]