All We Need To Know About Toilet Paper (Shortages)

Looking for the global side of toilet paper shortages, we can go to Australia or New Jersey, and to toilet paper imports, exports, and tariffs.

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…

Playing Chicken With China?

Yesterday’s headlines about the US taking China to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for unfair auto and auto parts subsidies took me to chicken feet and The Economist’s Sinodependency Index. Knowing the major firms that depend on China for revenue…

World Trade Spin

We might be able to divide the world between economic thinkers and everyone else. I noted yesterday that economist Gregory Mankiw, as President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers chair, said that outsourcing was probably a plus in the long run.…

African Notes

If you were asked to select the world’s fastest growing economies, maybe you would place China at the top of your list.  This Economist Daily Chart sums it all up. 6 of the world’s fastest growing economies, 2001-2010, are located…