A Global Look at the 737 MAX

More than a U.S., airplane, the Boeing 737 MAX is made from components that come from the 600 companies in its global supply chain.

A China Story: Doggie Doo-dah Bags

A visit to a doggie doo-dah plastic bags maker in China illustrates the shift from Chinese manufacturing to Vietnam and Indonesia.

Six Small Facts About Globalization That Are Really Big

When we looked at Six Facts About Globalization, there was lots we did not say. So let’s add six more facts. Six (Small) Facts (That Have a Big Meaning) 1.  The reefer plays a huge role in our global transportation…

The Manufacturing Jobs That Are Disappearing

Through the excellent Netflix documentary, “American Factory,” and Bureau of Labor Force projections, we can see disappearing manufacturing jobs.

Why Trade Is Good

Knowing that the benefits of free trade can be invisible, we can use a list of six brief reasons to actually see why trade is good.

Why We Should Worry About Our (Top) Banana

With the arrival of a banana fungus in the Americas, we should start to worry about the survival of one of our most popular fruits.

Why Tomatoes Require Tradeoffs

About much more than sauces and salads, tomato tradeoffs take us to science and supermarkets, history and trade agreements.

Why Tariff Revenue Is Peanuts

A look at tariff revenue through the lens of a peanut farmer can reveal some unexpected facts about its size and who pays it.

Why We All Need the Same Time

Whereas we moved from many time zones to four during the 19th century, now, with globalization, we should switch to coordinated universal time for everyone.

Why Maine Says It’s Forgotten

Somewhat invisible, China’s tariff impact on Maine lobsters can be seen through a supply chain that even includes massive amounts of rubber bands.