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. 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 TEN QUICK FACTS ABOUT US TRADE: Deficits, Dumping, and Discords Related: WWMS? (What Would Milton Say?) 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 FEBRUARY 2017 Tax “Amnesty” for Multinationals—But Not for Illegal Immigrants JANUARY 2017 What’s at Stake in China-US Relations? Job and Money Calculations Under Various (Trumpian) Scenarios [UPDATED MARCH 10, 2017] NOVEMBER 2016 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) All 2014 & 2015 Posts Are in the Archive – Click the Titles to Be Automatically Redirected DECEMBER 2015 The Simple Math: How a Mere Quarter-Percent Interest Rate Hike Can Produce Big Swings on Bond Prices and Foreign Exchange Rates NOVEMBER 2015 Thanksgiving Day and Globalization Is China a “currency manipulator”? Donald Trump says so OCTOBER 2015 International Tax Avoidance: Clarifying Multinational Company Tax Issues SEPTEMBER 2015 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 JANUARY 2015 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?