How many employees does it take to manufacture a toothbrush?

"Forty-five-hundred employees, 10 countries, five time zones. "
This article explains how globalization works by showing us how a simple electric toothbrush is made.

While the article does not deal directly with trading currencies, a solid understanding of the effects of globalization is necessary if you really want to learn about trade deficits and surpluses.

And it’s an excellent read. Good stuff. I highly recommend that you share the article with your friends and family.

  • maia dobson

    It’s quite impressive that it takes about 45,000 people just to create a single toothbrush. As a dentist in Omaha, I’m amazed about the intense processes in making this product.