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.

Why the U.S. China Trade War Is like An OPEC Meeting

The one similarity shared by the U.S. China Trade War, OPEC negotiations, and two burglars separated in jail is the Prisoners’ Dilemma.

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…

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.

A Closer Look at Apple in China

Looking at Apple in China, we can see the collateral damage that a seemingly targeted tariff can create for multinationals.

Six Facts: Understanding More About Brexit

The political and economic sides of Brexit’s problems involve the impact of a potential no vote in Parliament and controversial draft agreement issues.

Six Facts That We Need to Know About Globalization

Globalization is a gargantuan topic. Reflecting the world’s economic interdependence, it is about goods, services, and supply chains. It takes us to multinational corporations, to trade agreements, to foreign exchange, and much more. But still, six facts can say a…

September 2018 Friday’s e-links: From the Story of Spanx to Trade and the Human Lifespan

Last updated 9/28/18 Every once in a while, (and sometimes each day) I listen to a great podcast, enjoy an article, or see a good video that I want to share with you. I like to think of them as…

Where Retaliatory Tariffs Create Unintended Consequences

It will be rather complicated when retaliatory agricultural tariffs, aluminum protection, and crop payment supports all hit New Madrid County, Missouri.