How Patterns of International Business and Trade Have Changed

Viewed over the long haul, we can distinguish patterns of ebb and flow in the international business and trade arena. Today we often find the claim that “if it’s not on Google it does not exist.” However, long-term observers recognize that, just like Saint Augustin who prayed in about 400 A.D. “Lord, make me chaste, but not yet” policy makers and executives often develop strong if not nontransparent measures to delay or even defeat the easing of international trade and investment flows. There are also the times where change cannot happen quickly enough, where everyone aims to streamline and fast track legislation and international accords by limiting the influence of deliberate legislative votes.