“That’s why they play the game.” This saying is applied to sports all the time. When a team that is on paper inferior to their opponent wins we are reminded that events do not unfold in an expected or even logical way.
I was recently reminded of this when I took out two books from the library. One is called “Rework” and I expected it to be a relatively drab marketing / business book. It wasn’t. The other is called “The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade” – whew! And if that wasn’t enough it was written by an economics PhD and Georgetown professor, Pietra Rivoli. I anticipated a dense and boring book that would be hard to follow. But I’ve found the book to astoundingly interesting, tangible and level-headed. I recommend reading it in its entirety, but I will also be giving a chapter by chapter reaction, starting with the preface later this week.
This is part of a chapter by chapter reaction to The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade.
- Introduction to the T-Shirt Travels Review
- Chapter 1: Cotton and T-Shirts
- Chapter 2: Cotton, T-Shirts and Technology
- Chapter 3: Tees and Dream Teams
- Chapter 4: T-shirts and Eskimos
- Chapter 5: Apparel and the Industrial Revolution
- Chapter 6: T-Shirt Globalization
- Chapter 7: The Snarling Army
- Chapter 8: Are T-shirts Actually Too Expensive?
- Chapter 9: T-Shirt Quotas
- Chapter 10: Lifecycle of a T-shirt
- Chapter 11: Final Chapter – Final Thoughts