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JUNE 2018 (Flag Day, June 14)

The “Star-Spangled Banner” and an Early Example of Outsourcing: The American National Anthem Was Composed on a Ship Built in India


Second Helping: Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

This article is a 2016 update of a post published in this blog on November 27, 2015It was also published on  The Conversation as  Why we have globalization to thank for Thanksgiving on November 24, 2016 and reprinted at under that same title on November 23, 2017.


The G20 Summit in China: An Annual “Talking Shop”? Or a Potential Bedrock of Global Civilization?

A version of this article was also published on The Conversation as  How the G20 can ensure the marvelous gains from globalization aren’t lost.

MAY 2016

Update: Is China a “currency manipulator”? Donald Trump says so

This article is a 2016 update of a post published on November 16, 2015. It has also been published on  The Conversation as  Does China manipulate its currency as Donald Trump claims? on June 13, 2016. Subsequently, it was also picked up by on June 22, 2016, as  Does China Manipulate its Currency Like Donald Trump Says? Countries have multiple ways to ‘manage’ their currencies to some degree.

Tax Avoidance by Multinational Companies: Methods, Policies, and Ethics

A version of this article was also published in  AIB Insights, Vol. 16, No. 2 (2016), and in the inaugural issue of the  Rutgers Business Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2016). 


Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

APRIL 2014

Beware the Million-Dollar Phone Scam