Posts Tagged ‘international trade’

  • Obama/Biden and Romney/Ryan Issues

    Election Economics: Assessing Outsourcing

    Jul 16, 12 • 328 Views • 4 Comments

    Until November 6, at econlife, Mondays will be about presidential election economics. In 2004, when President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chairman, Harvard professor Greg Mankiw, was lambasted for saying, “… I think outsourcing is a...  [read more]

  • US Chicken Paw Exports to China

    Chicken Economics

    Apr 14, 12 • 285 Views • No Comments

    Ten chicks. If I were teaching in Uzbekistan instead of Summit, NJ, I might have received 10 Serbian chicks as a part of my salary. According to Radio Free Europe, the Uzbek government partially paid certain teachers and doctors with chicks. Their goal was...  [read more]

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    Giraffes and Levis

    Mar 8, 12 • 234 Views • No Comments

    French fashion, food, wine and now a French giraffe. Most French moms buy Sophie for their newborns. Seven inches tall, with brown spots, black eyes and pink cheeks, she is just a rubber toy giraffe that squeaks. In French supermarkets, her price is $12. In...  [read more]

  • apple

    Apple Looks Unappetizing in Argentina

    Feb 29, 12 • 375 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. While wandering the streets of Buenos Aires, I wondered why the shop windows seemed devoid of any new Apple products. Electronics stores touted the antepenultimate model of the iPod Nano as the new (overpriced) great thing. I...  [read more]

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    Supership Problems

    Dec 14, 10 • 296 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]