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Containerization Shaped Globalization

"Sometimes a single unlikely idea can have massive impact across the world. Sir Harold Evans, the author of They Made America, describes how frustration drove..."

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The economies of scale that globalization depends on, relies on logistics and transportation networks that can handle this high-volume.  In a word, the container, as mundane as it may seem, facilitated the era within which we live today.  This is a very useful video.  

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Amanda Morgan's curator insight, September 18, 10:52 AM

The concept of containerization saves time and is essentially the reason why we have globalization. Just as McLean's concept made shipping faster, cheaper and more efficient, it also eliminated the jobs of the workers who loaded the ships. Sometimes, globalization has negative aspects such as taking away jobs in order to make something available to a consumer faster and cheaper.

Pieter de Paauw's curator insight, October 17, 10:11 AM

Mooi verhaal over het belang van (zee)containers

Tony Hall's curator insight, October 19, 9:05 AM

I loved watching this because I had no idea about how this happened. Perfect for the Globalisation topic in Higher Level IB Geography. Definitely showing it tomorrow!

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