As my scientist friends like to remind me, and as Rivoli herself is at pains to point out, the p asks clever questions and explores them in clever ways. Indian officials like to observe that their Chinese counterparts don't have to worry about voters. The Salvation Army generally sells it by the pound to about two or three thousand companies in the United States, who will sort it, grade it, bale it, and export it. However, jobs continue to decline in the U. For many of them it wasn't a very happy story. Textile and apparel producers likewise have been seeking protection from market forces, in particular foreign competition, since before the Industrial Revolution.
She's trying to soothe passions rather than rile them up. His journey to new lands is also thus a journey into new clothes. The book also went over the history of the cotton and textile industry that I found fascinating. Very interesting to hear about the people she met along the way while researching. That is followed by a very brief chapter about China that focuses on sweatshops, giving the impression that there is nothing else there.
There were other choices but all the copies of Superfreakonomics the book that all my classmates wanted to read were taken at the library and I wasn't going to buy a book I knew I wouldn't be interested in. But as the book shows with a lot data that this is a very simplistic approach to understand how globalization impacts people, Industry and world economy and may be a wrong perspective to look at the phenomena of global trade. I argue at the beginning of the book that we can do that, and that anecdotes or biographies or stories have really not been utilized the way they could be or should be by those who engage in debates about globalization. And she was a pretty boring person because if you lived in Maine in the 1700s, pretty much all you did was try to stay alive and, you know, keep your clothes washed once a year and so forth. If you have any questions, ideally you would get up and go to the microphone; otherwise, if you have a good, loud, sonorous voice, you can do that from your seat as well. My views on protectionism and off-shoring were, to say the least, uninformed prior to reading this book. The penetration of T-shirt in the international market has ended by illuminating the hard work of the poor and slave in the textile industry.
They also often promote a business or ideal to others with logos and writing. And where are they going to go? Starting with the manufacturing of a T-Shirt, the author explains that the result of globalization and free trade is advantageous for the developing economies since it has been implemented. Ed Stubin's Trans- Americas in B rooklyn 1 78-83. More fundamental is an insight that I gained from the book and I found truly remarkable: the role that the textile mills, warts and all, have played and are continuing to play in the emancipation of women in male-dominated rural societies. As my scientist friends like to remind me, and as Rivoli herself is at pains to point out, the plural of anecdote is not data. And thanks again to Pietra for writing it. Well, China is not free of corruption, and yet somehow or another China has made that cultural shift so that the people are thinking all the time that the way to get ahead is to build a business.
The only clear guiding principle is ambiguity. He never thought about what happened next, where the cotton went, or how it got there. Also, new countries have come online in coffee production, like Vietnam. But I'm never going to be the one who does that analysis, and if you want me to get some purchase on what you're talking about, you'd better tell me a story. The first such policy was slavery 11-15. Meanwhile, Pietra's wonderful portrait of the mitumba or used clothing market in Tanzania provides some perspective for those of us on the free trade side who are pushing economic liberalization as the cure to all ills.
I want to read them!! There are about 30 to 35 countries that do not allow used clothing to come in. Depending on the weight, a bale can have 45 pieces to 200 pieces of clothes. Now, this relates to a second point. It is also, I found, a very readable book. Rather than a story of how people were competing—how do I make a faster T-shirt, a better T-shirt, a cheaper T-shirt—what I found is that the story of the T-shirt and why its life turned out the way it did was really a story about politics.
No clear definition is provided. However, this book, along with a gr This book is eye-opening as to the breadth and quantity of resources that go into the production of a simple good: a T-shirt. Social relations and trust are far more important than paper commitments. It's simply that the producers have competed themselves down to where they don't make very much money on what they do, and if they don't have the capacities to get into the higher-value-added industries, then they're missing out on most of the revenue stream. Founded i n the mid-1980s, Shanghai Brightness Number 3 Garment Factory employs people to sew an activity that has resisted mechanization 68-70 , and sells to Shanghai K nitwear, middleman between Chinese producers and Ame rican im porters 70. American cotton farmers compete based on technology, machinery and generous subsidies, Chinese textile manufacturers on low wages.
I disagree with some of the author's conclusions in the last section but there was a lot of good information in here to consider. Rich-country agricultural policies are scandalous, and they deserve every bit of righteous indignation that can be thrown their way. Really a A little too academic even for me in terms of the amount of detail in some places, but overall I learned a great deal from this book and it made me horrified and happy. Rivoli starts in the cotton fields of Texas and ends up in Tanzania in the rag and second-hand clothing market. I'll stand at the podium.