Thanks for having me, it’s great to be here. When I was originally asked about this event I commented to one of my colleagues that I was disappointed that I wouldn’t be traveling to Manitoba in person. He asked me when this event was being held, and when I responded “December 14th,” he smiled and said: “Shows how much you know.”
Nevertheless, I’m happy to be here, albeit virtually.
My name is Pete Earle, and I’m an economist at the American Institute for Economic Research in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
In early October 2021 I wrote an article entitled “An Armor Conspired: the Global Shipping Freeze,” in which I attempted to chronicle the root causes and provide a timeline for the growing shipping delays. The words “an armor conspired” made reference to a poem by Jim Morrison entitled “