Is Globalization Killing US Surfboard Sales?

by The Editors on March 28, 2013

We missed this last week when Infinity Surfboard Company’s Steve Boehne was featured on PBS Newshour, but here’s how it goes.

Economic correspondent Paul Solman reports on an American-born product hit hard by globalization: the surfboard. In Southern California, U.S.-based manufacturers fear they will soon be wiped out by competing, foreign companies due to discrepancies in labor costs and duty taxes.

Probably one of the best bits we’ve seen on explaining the ins and outs of free trade. For even more on the story including why it might be a bad idea to fight back, click here.

[Link PBS Newshour via Movenshake]

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