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The Wonder of the Global Supply Chain

Constant Wonder
  • Oct 6, 2021 6:00 pm
  • 31:26

You decide to treat yourself and buy that book (or camera, or shirt) you’ve had your eye on—from Amazon. Though your item will arrive soon, it’s already been traveling for months on cargo ships and eighteen-wheelers, where daring pilots and drivers risk life and limb to maximize efficiency. Does this carefully choreographed dance ask too much of its principals? Guest: Christopher Mims, author of "Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door—Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy"