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 Little-Known Impact of Chinese Tariffs

Whereas the headlines tell us all about the impact of Chinese tariffs on the prices of U.S. goods, there is a hidden side that they have not mentioned.

Curing Saudi Arabia’s Dutch Disease

The Saudi king’s golden escalators are examples of their affluence from oil and the need for Saudi diversification from oil.

Our Weekly Roundup: From North Carolina to Norway

SUNDAY 10.19.2014 The reason the Russian McDonald’s is shrinking…more MONDAY 10.20.2014 The economic impact of ebola fear…more TUESDAY 10.21.2014 How more valuable women lead to less marriage…more   WEDNESDAY 10.22.2014 Why Norway has so many Teslas…more   THURSDAY 10.23.2014 The damage…

The Ebola Impact on Economic Health

More than the disease itself, ebola’s GDP impact from aversion behavior is rippling through West Africa domestically and in international trade.

The Surprising Ways That China is a Part of Our Lives

Did you eat a Smithfield ham sandwich today? Go to an AMC multiplex? Drive a Volvo? The ham, the movies and the car are from Chinese companies. One reason that Hong Kong based Shuanghui International bought Smithfield is because China…

A Little Sunshine at General Motors

A question: How are a little Sunshine and the U.S. taxpayer similar? The answer: Both are helping General Motors grow. The Wuling Sunshine is the most popular car in China. Manufactured by General Motors with 2 Chinese partners, it is…