Trade: What’s Its Role in Our Changing World?

Trade: What’s Its Role in Our Changing World?

Global trade is a hot topic. See what Young Innovators, business leaders and the chairman and CEO of FedEx are saying.

Debate about the benefits of U.S. global trade — the fundamental exchange of goods and services between the U.S. and other countries — has dominated political discussions and news headlines for months. If you’re a small-business owner, chances are you’re on the pro-trade side of the debate: The FedEx Trade Index, released in September 2016, revealed that 7 in 10 U.S. small businesses saw global trade as improving the U.S. economy.

Also among trade’s supporters are most business school students, says Paul Tiffany, senior lecturer at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. “My students aren’t just MBA students,” Tiffany says. “They’re our future leaders, the innovators who are going to be running companies in the future. These people believe in world trade.”


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