Wednesday, August 27, 2008
If you look at the list, you can see that anyone who's ever shot a gopher's got a speaking engagement here.--Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer downplaying the significance of his being invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
The cost of shipping a 40-foot container from Shanghai to the United States has risen to $8,000, compared with $3,000 early in the decade, according to a recent study of transportation costs. Big container ships ... have shaved their top speed by nearly 20 percent to save on fuel costs, substantially slowing shipping times.A NYT article on how the high price of oil also has benefits to the North American economies, bringing back to the Western Hemisphere work that had gone to the Eastern.
The recent surge in shipping costs is on average the equivalent of a 9 percent tariff on trade.