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Why the Supply Chain Is Tangled Up in Knots

Here’s what you need to read to understand why everything is more expensive and harder to find now.

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Shortages, shipping delays, and higher prices are everywhere, and it’s not just because of the pandemic. To try and make sense of it all, we’ve rounded up some of the best journalism about what’s happening in this frustrating, strange economy and what it means for you, including a transpacific ride-along with a stuffed giraffe and a guide to surviving this year’s holiday shopping season.

The Great Shortage

Elazar Sontag

Pandemic-related materials, food, and labor shortages make running an independent restaurant near-impossible. Here’s how three owners are doing it.