On Marc Levinson and His “The Box That Changed the World”: Hoisted from the Archives

Brad DeLong: “The world is certainly not ‘flat,’ as the New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman believes. But, in an economic sense, it is extremely small for non-perishable, non-fragile goods. Every modern factory with outgoing volume large enough for container traffic and a suitable loading dock is next door to every modern warehouse with similar features.”