Thursday, October 30, 2008

Real World Globalization

The story of how globalization works in practice is endlessly fascinating, as anyone who has read Pietra Rivoli's The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy or Marc Levinson's The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger already knows.

Now the BBC has decided to try to map one piece of real world globalization by putting a GPS transponder in an ocean shipping container and following it for a year. Click here to see where The Box is today and how far it has come since it started its journey in the UK.

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