A China Trade Deal Update

Tariffs and trade deals can have unintended consequences. The Trump tariff war was not supposed to send jobs to China. However, Tesla responded in 2018 to China’s 25% retaliatory tariff on U.S. autos with a quickly completed plant in Shanghai.…

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,…

How a Bottle of Wine Is Like a Delta Jet

The 2019 Trump Administration tariffs on wine from four targeted European countries and on Airbus airplanes distorted buyers’ behavior.

October 2019 Friday’s e-links: From the Proclivities of Monkeys to Trade Disputes and a Small Town in Alaska

Friday’s e-links: Laurie Santos’s excitement about what she can learn from her monkeys and their economic behavior made this podcast superb.

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…

Six Facts That We Need To Know About Tariffs

For a brief summary of all you need to know about the impact of tariffs, these six facts range from 19th century theory to recent trade disputes.

Six Facts: What It’s Handy To Know About China

A look at U.S. China trade history reveals how the Chinese economy has changed and what a combination of command and the market can accomplish.

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…

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.

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.