139. How Technology Enabled Trade: Digitization and Offshoring
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At the turn of the century, electronic communication suddenly helped firms fragment production, but only some went overseas.

138. Trade and the worst financial crisis of the century—in 1866
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London’s central role in 19th century trade finance meant that its bank failure had effects for decades.

136. Vaccine economics, and why we need trade to end the pandemic
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Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala explains one way to solve the economic problem of how to manufacture and globally distribute a vaccine.

134. Opportunities and setbacks for Black workers in the 20th century
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Economic gains for America’s Black workers stalled in the 1970s. The role of migration, policy and trade.

133. How one man and some metal boxes revolutionized global trade
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Malcom McLean spurred containerized shipping in the 1950s. The impact on people, ports, cities and, of course, trade, was massive.