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Globalisation in action: thinking inside the box

By Tom Chatfield  

Several grateful tips of the hat to Prospect (and First Drafts) contributor William Davies for pointing out this stupendously good scheme for an investigative project on his blog—the BBC have branded a standard shipping container in brilliant red and are currently following its various passages around the world for a year as a way of illustrating the practicalities (and the power and scope) of globalised trade. “The box,” as they’ve titled it, takes its name from “a fantastic…

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