Too Much Stuff

The U.S. distribution system is stuffed with stuff. Business inventories in April were up nearly […]

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The Cost of Slow

A few days ago, I chatted with a shipping executive who made a bold prediction. […]

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Stuck in the Mud

On the morning of March 23, a container ship called Ever Given ran aground in […]

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The Risks of China

“We have no choice but to follow the party,” a Chinese seafood entrepreneur told the […]

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Inflation Again

It used to be that inflation was just part of life: the 11% increase in […]

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The Big Day

A book has a lengthy time-line. Drafting a proposal, chewing it over with an agent, […]

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After the Age of Stuff

The last few decades, during which long value chains have reshaped the world economy, have […]

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