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How the Global Trade Contraction Begins

The world grows increasingly at odds with itself, with each passing day.  Divided special elections.  Speech censorship by Silicon Valley social media companies.  Increased shrieking from Anderson Cooper.  You name it, a great pileup’s upon us. From our perch overlooking … Continue reading

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Hanjin Marooning in San Pedro Bay

Expansions and contractions in global trade have played out over long secular trends for thousands of years.  The Silk Road, for example, was established by the Han Dynasty of China in 130 BC, and allowed for continuous trade between east … Continue reading

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Dock Worker Shakedown and You

The fog was especially thick one morning last week.  Visibility was greatly constrained.  The fog horns bellowed in the darkest hour before dawn while we stirred from our splendid slumber. Here in Long Beach, the frenetic movement at the mammoth … Continue reading

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