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 For some people, it's a [[http://​ed.ted.com/​lessons/​how-containerization-shaped-the-modern-world#​review|technological breakthrough]] which has led to a more efficient, streamlined and sensible system of shipping. ​ For some people, it's a [[http://​ed.ted.com/​lessons/​how-containerization-shaped-the-modern-world#​review|technological breakthrough]] which has led to a more efficient, streamlined and sensible system of shipping. ​
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 For others, containers represent the [[https://​archive.org/​details/​ssfHMCONTAN|globalization of capitalism]] according to its particular logic of growth. With this kind of efficiency, it becomes possible for a business to construct a long and convoluted chain along which materials will be fashioned and assembled into commodities,​ distributed to wealthy markets and sold to consumers. Because shipping any kind of thing is so easy and can be managed from on high, businesses have a nearly free hand in seeking out the cheapest possible labor and raw materials. And if and when a specific pool of workers becomes more expensive, then can quickly reassemble the links into a new chain. ​ For others, containers represent the [[https://​archive.org/​details/​ssfHMCONTAN|globalization of capitalism]] according to its particular logic of growth. With this kind of efficiency, it becomes possible for a business to construct a long and convoluted chain along which materials will be fashioned and assembled into commodities,​ distributed to wealthy markets and sold to consumers. Because shipping any kind of thing is so easy and can be managed from on high, businesses have a nearly free hand in seeking out the cheapest possible labor and raw materials. And if and when a specific pool of workers becomes more expensive, then can quickly reassemble the links into a new chain. ​
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 +Rodrigue, Jean-Paul, Claude Comtois, and Brian Slack. 2013. The Geography of Transport Systems. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge. https://​people.hofstra.edu/​geotrans/​index.html.
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