Posts Tagged ‘Wal-Mart’

  • Is It Better to Outsource or Insource T-shirts?

    The Prisoners’ Dilemma: Outsourcing Factory Safety

    May 18, 13 • 217 Views • No Comments

    Why do H&M and Gap disagree? While European retailers like H&M (biggest Bangladesh garment buyer), Benetton, Marks & Spencer and Carrefour will act to together to elevate Bangladesh factory safety standards, US firms like Gap, Wal-Mart, J.C....  [read more]

  • Big Macs and Currency Manipulators

    Oct 24, 12 • 315 Views • No Comments

    In China, a Big Mac costs close to the equivalent of $2.44. That same burger in the US is $4.20. The basic idea is PPP, purchasing power parity. The dollar can buy more when the yuan is undervalued. And President Obama and Governor Romney have both indicated...  [read more]

  • Human capital helps GDP Grow

    The Supreme Court, Starbucks and Human Capital

    Oct 12, 12 • 212 Views • No Comments

    Saying affirmative action was the reason she was rejected from the University of Texas, Abigail Fisher sued. The University responded that it was okay for race to be a part of their admissions process. And Starbucks, Wal-Mart and 55 other prominent US...  [read more]

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    Gender Matters

    Mar 31, 11 • 266 Views • No Comments

    For years, female musicians said that they were being treated unfairly. The problem, they claimed, was audition bias. Many more men were selected for orchestras than women. The response was that the men were better. A Harvard and Princeton study found,...  [read more]

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    Yuan Opinions

    Nov 18, 10 • 246 Views • No Comments

    Can you imagine 43 million pairs of socks a year, 5,000 an hour, some saying Dora the Explorer, being produced by one Chinese manufacturer? When you pay $2.99 for a pair of those socks at Wal-Mart, they probably cost that Chinese manufacturer, Shuangjin...  [read more]