The world has encountered a series of shocks over the past 15 years. This should lead to more realistic expectations about the timetable for further globalization moves.
If history is to serve as a guide, xenophobia must be treated as a grave risk that is as contagious and as deadly as any virus.
The coronavirus-induced shift to more digital life highlights a new source of significant worry: Computers are also very susceptible to infections by viruses.
The temptation to forecast the end of globalization is large, but very premature.
Acknowledging that we live on the edge of uncertainty is terrifying for modern people. How to deal with that?
It is not too early for policy makers to begin examining why globalization did not work out the way its advocates either wished or thought it would.
The coronavirus crisis has become the third great globalization shock of this still relatively new century — after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 and the fall of Lehman Brothers in September 2008.
The rapid dispersion of many diseases is one of the inevitable characteristics of globalization. Nationalist approaches are therefore completely counter-productive.
Amidst many worries about globalization, suggestions for a constructive path forward.