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The Knock-On Effect #24 - Why Fruit Patents Matter

Published On: Nov 15, 2018

What does China’s shifting attitude toward intellectual property mean for the fruit industry? Justine and Alex discuss — also touching on the Bacardi family and the quest for the next celebrity apple.

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The Knock-On Effect #23 - Are Bear Markets Actually Good?

Published On: Nov 8, 2018

Real Vision’s Ash Bennington joins Alex to reflect on a trope frequently heard in the cryptocurrency world these days: “The best projects are built in bear markets.” Plus: The differences between crypto conferences and muni bond conferences, why Bitcoin Cash has become a punchline, and what Alex learned from an Aria bellhop.

The Knock-On Effect #22 - Why the trucker shortage matters, part 2

Published On: Nov 1, 2018

How does the recent mandate to electronically log trucker hours impact the labor force, Amazon and U.S. consumers? Justine and Alex speak with Will Pletcher, president of transportation company MCAH Ltd, about surging wages and costs in trucking. Will also sets the record straight on some common trucker stereotypes.

The Knock-On Effect #21 - Why does the growth of China's billionaire class mean wine bottles will get a lot more complicated?

Published On: Oct 25, 2018

If the trade war winds down, why might we see more security measures on wine bottles? Alex and Justine discuss, touching on nail-biting auctions, vineyard pests and new uses for the blockchain.

The Knock-On Effect #20 - Why might our honey obsession lead to more mini-robotic drones?

Published On: Oct 18, 2018

How does the health food craze contribute to the production of drones? Justine and Alex discuss, touching on global smuggling rings, food fakery and sauerkraut flavored honey.