The unsung hero of the global economy: the shipping container.
At the last RIGEA steering committee meeting, Matt Hodge mentioned that NPR’s Planet Money has produced an 8-part series following the commodity chain of the T-Shirt. This series explores cotton production, textile mills, sweatshops, outsourcing and in this podcast, the transportation infrastructure that moves goods globally. This podcast touches on the same topic as one of my favorite TED talks, how containerization enabled globalization.
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