Comparing Eggs to Bananas

By dividing the CPI into goods and services that can and cannot be traded, we can see the impact of trade on price changes.

A Brexit To Do List

Ranging from from border infrastructure to a divorce bill, a Brexit To Do List can be given a Readiness Score that shows their negotiating progress.

How the EU and the U.S. Fought a Banana Trade War

With tariffs and quotas the weapons, the 1990s banana trade war between the European Union and the U.S. was a classic except for one key difference.

Everything You Need To Know About the Avocado

From needing a new name to making California growers happy, boosting avocado consumption has been about overcoming obstacles.

A Different View of Manufacturing Jobs

While the headlines emphasize the decline in manufacturing jobs in the U.S., looking at the world reveals a different story.

All You Need to Know About Jobs and Steel Tariffs

Although the new steel tariff will target just 140,000 workers in the steel industry, its impact will create an economic ripple that will affect millions across the U.S.

The Food Fights Between the U.S. and China

Whether looking at chicken paws or hog hooves, U.S. and China food tastes have worked well together until U.S. and Chinese tariffs have upset the benefits of the relationships.

Using Pizza to Understand the Trade Deficit

We can look at pizza take-out to see why a trade deficit involves much more than spending more on the imports you buy than the exports you sell.

Why Valentine’s Roses Bloom in Colombia

Most of our Valentine’s roses come from Colombia because of the U.S. government, the perfect combination of land, labor and capital, and Walmart.

Why Tomatoes are Controversial

Texas and Ohio call the tomato their state fruit. But in New Jersey, it’s the state vegetable. Where are we going? To why people care about what we call a tomato. A Supreme Court Decision Because of the Tariff of…