Does U.S. Olympic Uniform Hoopla Miss the Point?

Despite the raucous raised by U.S. politicians over the revelation that America’s Olympic uniforms are made in China, The Wall Street Journal’s John Bussey asks: Who Cares? Election seasons often bend sensibility,...

Pollution In Fashion and Under Rugs

Outsourced pollution is a convenient effect of outsourced manufacturing. A paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year found that once it was taken into account, developed countries’ apparent 2%...

China’s Outsourcing Appeal Dimming

The Washington Post writes that some manufacturers may be taking a step back from the global economy as concern grows over rising gas prices and other economic difficulties: Soaring energy costs, the falling dollar and inflation...

Chinese virtual miners – Terra Nova

From Terra Nova (via Virtual China) (link): Ge Jin, a PhD student from UCSD, is making a video documentary of the gold farming phenomenon. The documentary preview shows some of his


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