Inside The Global Supply Chain
Wednesday, 5 January
In a new book, Wall Street Journal columnist Christopher Mims looks at how goods make their way from factories in Asia, across the Pacific in container ships and then are moved, sorted and delivered in American warehouses and trucks. Much of the handling is highly automated, he says, which cuts costs, but also lowers wages for workers and makes the remaining jobs stressful and physically punishing. Mims' new book is Arriving Today: From Factory to Front Door – Why Everything Has Changed About How and What We Buy.
Also we remember scientist and author Edward Wilson, a pioneer in evolutionary biology whose books won two Pulitzer Prizes.