Class 3 - Travels of a T-shirt

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Agenda: Travels of a T-Shirt Global interconnectedness: How flat will the world become? Travels of a T-Shirt Discussion and Debate
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Global Interconnectedness Running out the door in a pair of sneakers, you are treading with a foreign made good designed in Oregon but sewn in a factory in Indonesia. On the way to your car, you make a call on a cell phone that designed in South Korea or Finland with software from California and computer chips from Texas and Malaysia. The car itself has the name of a foreign-owned company on it, such as Toyota or Subaru. You might assume it was manufactured in Japan, but in this case there is an excellent chance it was assembled in the United States – maybe even in a heartland state such as Indiana. Say you drive this car to an appointment with your physician and she examines you while wearing latex gloves. Though the natural rubber latex comes from the Havea brazilienis tree, which is native to south America, approximately 16 millions acres is devoted to growing them in Asia, where 95 percent of the Source: Hovey and Rebmke (2008)
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Going it Alone Kelly Cobb, a textile designer in Philadelphia , set out to make a man’s suit out of materials produced within 100 miles of her home . Two dozen artisans took more than 500 hours to make a very basic suit, but 8 percent of the materials nonetheless had to be sourced from farther away . Source: Ghemawat, 2011
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Can a country withdraw? What would happen if the United States decided to go it alone and withdrew from the global economy , limiting American consumption to goods and services now produced within our country’s borders?
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course IBUS 301 taught by Professor Ms.nartey during the Spring '12 term at South Carolina.

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