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The economics of the $6.75 shirt in Bangladesh

In an article in the Wall Street Journal (May 16, 2013), a manufacturer, Rubana Haq, describes the producer margins in a $6.75 shirt he manufactures. He claims that it costs $4.75 to buy the cotton cloth and $1 for the … Continue reading

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Battery manufacturing capacity rampup and short and long term impact

An article in the Wall Street Journal (May 31, 2012) describes the US government’s $ 1.26 billion investment in battery capacity, and demands for rapid ramp up and hiring to create 6400 jobs. The slow growth rate implied only 2000 … Continue reading

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Decreased US Federal government spending and private supply chain impact

An article in the Wall Street Journal (August 9, 2011) describes the impact of decreases in spending by the federal government ($ 917 billion in cuts over 10 years) and the impact of the loss of their consistency in spending … Continue reading

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