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Global Trade Enriches the World

Constant Wonder
  • Mar 12, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 31:34

To bring you a tube of toothpaste, with, say 17 ingredients, a vast network of suppliers and manufacturers around the world must cooperate. The history of the world economy is vast and storied—but at the same time, it’s a simple story of how interconnectedness and trade bring prosperity. That's not to say that individuals and communities haven't suffered without organizations that protect workers' rights. Fascinating examples of global trade throughout history. Guest: Philip Coggan, Bartleby columnist for The Economist and author of "More: A History of the World Economy from the Iron Age to the Information Age"