Posts Tagged ‘international trade’

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    Apple Looks Unappetizing in Argentina

    Feb 29, 12 • 133 Views • Businesses, Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic History, International Trade and Finance, RegulationNo 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...

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    Supership Problems

    Dec 14, 10 • 129 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Developing Economies, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, International Trade and FinanceNo 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...

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    No Free Lunch

    May 24, 10 • 91 Views • Thinking EconomicallyNo Comments

    In NYC, new pedestrian plazas are easing harried city life. Sitting in the middle of a once busy street where traffic congregated, now, you can relax at a table, drink some coffee and enjoy a sandwich. The only problem is the opportunity cost. Pedestrian...

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    The Ties That Bind Us

    Apr 23, 10 • 75 Views • Economic Thinkers, International Trade and FinanceNo Comments

    Although Nairobi and London are 4228 miles apart, they actually are closely connected. The NY Times described the tie that was cut by volcanic ash. Kenyans supply gourmet vegetables and cut flowers to European supermarkets. When planes were grounded, so too...