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The Travels of A T-Shirt in the Global Economy by Pietra Rivoli
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Mar 21, 2011

really liked it
Read from February 04 to 28, 2011

Loved this book. The author uses the book to follow one of her t-shirts from the time time the cotton was grown to the the time she purchased it, and all the steps it went through in between. She uses the story to address some very interesting ascpects of the global economy like government subsidies, free trade (and the lack thereof), technology, human rights issues, etc. The best part is that she does this in what seems to me to be a very fair and balanced way. She examines both the positive and negative aspects that all of these things have on the people and countries involved in the process. I'd recomment this to anyone interested in business, international relations, public policy, and good non-fiction books.
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