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,…

When a Tomato is Like a Washing Machine

Next winter, our salads could be much more expensive because a new 17.5% tomato tariff will shrink supply and spike prices.

The Ins and Outs of Trade With Canada

Since trade with Canada tops everyone but China, we should take a look at what they send to us, what we receive, and why we have a trade surplus with them.

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.

The Return of the Disappearing Avocado

If avocado has returned to your favorite veggie wrap, you can ask your economist to explain avocado prices with supply and demand.

What a Strawberry and a Chicken Say About Free Trade

More than governments negotiating agreements, free trade is about the variety of strawberries, chickens, pickup trucks and pencils that we can buy.

Searching For an Accurate Statistic

Whether looking at the height of Mount Everest or at the rules of origin that will be renegotiated during the NAFTA talks, we have a statistical accuracy problem.

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…

Where a Cranberry Meets NAFTA

For another NAFTA example, we can start with the impact of Canadian cranberry production on Nantucket but then continue onward to Wisconsin and beyond.

The Travels of a Car Seat

With components that crisscross countries until they are assembled. our car seats are global because of incentives from NAFTA.