John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence (1819) in the United States Capitol Rotunda depicts the presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence to Congress.

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JUNE 2018

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

APRIL 2018


Deficits, Dumping, and Discords

Related: WWMS? (What Would Milton Say?)

2017 4

JULY 2017

Globalization Continues – And Multinationals Play by Rules Set by Other Nations (Despite What Trump Says)

JUNE 2017

Global Leadership in an Era of Growing Nationalism, Protectionism, and Anti-Globalization (Part 2)

MAY 2017

What Is Globalization? How to Measure It and Why Many Oppose It (Part 1)

MARCH 2017

What’s at Stake in China-US Relations? An Estimate of Jobs and Money Involved in the Bilateral Economic Tie

Four Salient Facts about the Chinese Yuan 


Tax “Amnesty” for Multinationals—But Not for Illegal Immigrants


What’s at Stake in China-US Relations? Job and Money Calculations Under Various (Trumpian) Scenarios [UPDATED MARCH 10, 2017]

2016 Posts on Banner


Second Helping: Thanksgiving Day and Globalization 

MAY 2016

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

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

APRIL 2016

Happy Tax Day, USA (April 18, 2016): How are corporations and individuals footing the tax bill?

Inversions…and Versions (of Tax Truths)

2014-2015 Posts on Banner

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The Simple Math: How a Mere Quarter-Percent Interest Rate Hike Can Produce Big Swings on Bond Prices and Foreign Exchange Rates


Thanksgiving Day and Globalization

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


International Tax Avoidance: Clarifying Multinational Company Tax Issues


Chinese Cyber-Espionage on US Companies: The Asymmetry in the Analogy of the “Pot Calling the Kettle Black”

AUGUST 2015 

Hedging Transactions Involving Foreign Exchange Risk – A Primer: Falling in Love with a Puerto Vallarta Condo

Case Study A – The American Buyers’ Perspective (Printable Version: Hedging Transactions_Part A_FJContractor_2015)

Case Study B – The Mexican Sellers’ Perspective (Printable Version: Hedging Transactions_Part B_FJContractor_2015)

Case Study C – Epilogue (Printable Version: Hedging Transactions_Part C_FJContractor_2015)

Updates: What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means for American Business

JULY 2015

Why a Single Currency Works in the US, but Not Very Well in Europe: Three Minimal Conditions for the Eurozone to Function


Is China set to become the world’s largest economy in 2015?

MAY 2014

Global Management in a Still-Fragmented World

Globalization: What the Heck Is It?  (FJ Contractor; Revised May, 2013)

APRIL 2014

Beware the Million-Dollar IRS Phone Scam

The US—One of the World’s Most Competitive Manufacturing Locations?

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