Parmesan (US$371)

#85 Going to Market

A cheesemaker in Emilia Romagna, Italy, will invest 500 liters of milk in every wheel of Parmesan he makes. It takes two years for that…

Shahzada Currency Market

#85 Going to Market

Near Kabul’s Pul-e-Kheshti mosque, a man sits down by the Maiwand bank. Not to withdraw money, but to sell it. On top of a cardboard box,…

Currency Anticounterfeiting Unit

#85 Going to Market

The year 2002 was tough for the currency counterfeiters of Giugliano, Italy. “When the euro arrived, they had to study how to make the…

Dafen Village

#85 Going to Market

In 1960, David Rockefeller paid US$8,500 for White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose), a painting by Mark Rothko. In 2007, he…

Alaba International Market

#85 Going to Market

In the movie and music sections of Alaba International Market, men like Emmanuel Ejike, 27, control which CDs and DVDs sell. Known in the…

Circuit boards (US$15.90/KG)

#85 Going to Market

Most of the money you pay for a new computer usually goes towards the small processor inside it, and even if that processor has only just…

Computer (US$129)

#85 Going to Market

CME OIL FUTUR ES / USA / 01 2011 – 04 2011

Global oil prices rose steadily throughout early 2011 during the “Arab Spring”…

Merrill Lynch Trading Floor

#85 Going to Market

In 1973, when mathematicians invented an algorithm that could model the financial market, investment traders refused to use it – punching…

Chicago Mercantile Stock Exchange

#85 Going to Market

Throughout the 1980s, traders would cram into the pit at the stock exchange in Chicago, USA, buying and selling millions of dollars of…

Rock (US$180)

#85 Going to Market

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