Books Economics - General

Globalization and Sushi

For those who rant about the evils of globalization, let us examine the Sushi Economy. NPR’s Marketplace discusses The Sushi Economy book with its author Sasha Issenberg. Mr. Issenberg talks about how globalization has made the sushi industry a reality in the modern world. Technological improvements in travel and communication have lead to an increased demand for sushi all over the world; advances in communication technology, supply chain flexibility and decreased transportation costs have made eating sushi affordable from residents living in both Tokyo and Tulsa. Mr. Issenberg also discusses some findings from his book in Boston Magazine (“The one that almost got away“). If you are a sushi aficionado or are simply interested in the effects of globalization, the increased consumption of sushi is an interesting topic.