The ART Of Business

Getting a Grip on the Business Cycle

A look at measuring how well business is moving.

Wooden shipping pallets might be the best marker on the current state of the global economy.

In a recent piece at, Tom Vanderbilt goes through the history of these ubiquitous necessities to move products around the world.

He also looks at how pallets can tell us where the global economy is – and where it is headed.

It is a wonderful read and well worth your time.

Check it out here.


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