What your jeans can tell you about the global economy
Nov 15, 2018

What your jeans can tell you about the global economy

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Whether you credit the president or the Fed for the country's booming economy, there is one indicator that things are going well: clothing sales. The digital age deals another blow to the U.S. Postal Service. And we talk to the author of "The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It" about visualizing the way supply chains and money work.

Today's show is sponsored by Forex  and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

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What a pair of jeans can teach us about the global economy

Nov 15, 2018
Thomas Ramge and Jan Schwochow's book, "The Global Economy as You've Never Seen It," uses infographics to make complex ideas more accessible.









Infographic from “The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It” by Thomas Ramge and Jan Schwochow. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.

 

USPS $3.9 billion from being in the black

Nov 15, 2018
The U.S. Postal Service lost almost $4 billion during the 2018 fiscal year.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Whether you credit the president or the Fed for the country’s booming economy, there is one indicator that things are going well: clothing sales. The digital age deals another blow to the U.S. Postal Service. And we talk to the author of “The Global Economy as You’ve Never Seen It” about visualizing the way supply chains and money work.

Today’s show is sponsored by Forex  and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC