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.

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.

The Newest Battle in the Washing Machine Trade War

The U.S. tariffs that target South Korean washing machine imports have created new incentives on the supply and demand sides of the market.

How Brexit Could Change a Big Mac

The Brexit impact could include McDonald’s Big Macs if the United Kingdom winds up with tariffs on cheddar cheese from Ireland.

The Washing Machine Trade War

My LG washing machine was more expensive than it should have been. The reason takes us to washing machine dumping and tariffs. The Washing Machine Wars My Korean-made washing machine (and others like it) was the target of a complaint…

What We Can Learn From Big Mac Prices

Based on the January 2017 Big Mac Index, we can get the most burger for our buck in Egypt. At the equivalent of $1.46, an Egyptian Big Mac is less than one-third the $5.06 U.S. price. On the other hand, a Big Mac…

How a Chicken Helped a Pickup Truck

When German farmers got a chicken tax to protect them from U.S. poultry imports in the 1960s, the results were unexpected.