Looking at Past, Present, and Future Globalization

Looking at the past, the present, and the potential for future globalization, we can expect our interconnectedness to change.

The Future of Globalization

Shown by neon, shortages of necessities have created an attack on globalization that could result in less manufacturing efficiency.

An Alarming Banana Story

Threatened by a rapidly spreading fungus, our banana supply will have to change or it will massively shrink.

How to Untangle Africa’s Supply Chain

Constrained by a slew of tariff and non-tariff barriers, African nations hope to boost economic growth with a multinational market.

A China Trade Deal Update

Tariffs and trade deals can have unintended consequences. The Trump tariff war was not supposed to send jobs to China. However, Tesla responded in 2018 to China’s 25% retaliatory tariff on U.S. autos with a quickly completed plant in Shanghai.…

A Big Mac Mystery

The Economist created the Big Mac Index in 1986 to compare the price of the Big Mac in different countries. Their goal, they said, was to make exchange rate talk more “digestible.” However, the January 16 Index also generated some…

Santa’s Unfair Trade Practices

On Christmas Eve, Santa will visit approximately 160 million children. Traveling at nearly 6,214 miles an hour, he will cover 19.3 million square miles. Along the way, he has to stop, drop off each of his 20 tons of presents,…

What Can We Learn From a Big Mac?

About much more than just a burger, the Big Mac Index can help us compare purchasing power and the GDP in different countries.

The Downside of Made in America

Seemingly clear, “Made in America” becomes much more complex when we define it and look at its impact on taxpayers, consumers, and workers.

The Impact of Export Curbs on Medical Equipment

When nations try to guarantee their domestic medical equipment supply through trade restrictions, the policy could backfire.