Preface to the Paperback Edition ix Acknowledgments xv Chapter 1: The World the Box Made 1 Chapter 2: Gridlock on the Docks 16 Chapter 3: The Trucker 36 Chapter 4: The System 54 Chapter 5: The Battle for New York's Port 76 Chapter 6: Union Disunion 101 Chapter 7: Setting the Standard 127 Chapter 8: Takeoff 150 Chapter 9: Vietnam 171 Chapter 10: Ports in a Storm 189 Chapter 11: Boom and Bust 212 Chapter 12: The Bigness Complex 231 Chapter 13: The Shippers' Revenge 245 Chapter 14: Just in Time 264 Abbreviations 279 Notes 281 Bibliography 343 Index 365
Marc Levinson is an economist in New York and author of three previous books. He was formerly finance and economics editor of the "Economist", a writer at "Newsweek", and editorial director of the "Journal of Commerce".
Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, this sixth edition brings the reader right up to speed with the financial market developments, and provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand.
In April 1956, a refitted oil tanker carried fifty-eight shipping containers from Newark to Houston. From that modest beginning, container shipping developed into a huge industry that made the boom in global trade possible. The Box tells the dramatic story of the container's creation, the decade of struggle before it was widely adopted, and the sweeping economic consequences of the sharp fall in...
Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, the 6th edition of this highly regarded book brings the reader right up to speed with the latest financial market developments, and provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand....
Tracing the remarkable transformation of the global economy in the years after World War II, Levinson explores how decades of spectacular economic growth ended almost overnight - giving way to an era of uncertainty and political extremism that we are still grappling with.
Recent market turbulence makes it clear just how important it is to understand the key markets. This is the definitive guide to why different markets exist, how they operate, and how they are interrelated.
A guide to why different financial markets exist and how they operate. Including chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work, and who trades in them.
The health of the U.S. manufacturing sector has long been of great concern to Congress. The decline in manufacturing employment since the start of the 21st century has stimulated particular congressional interest, leading Members to introduce hundreds of bills over many sessions of Congress intended to support domestic manufacturing activity in various ways. The proponents of such measures...
Covers developments in financial instruments. This book contains chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives. It looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them.
Above all, Levinson shows that we must understand the economic disaster of the 1970s if we want to overcome the problems we face today: the sluggish growth and political polarisation that define our time had their origins in the crisis of the post-war economy.
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