Weaponized Interdependence

Will Governments Restrict Foreign Access to Pandemic Supplies?

Our new article in Harvard Business Review

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, there is a lurking threat that we can no longer ignore: What happens if countries hoard or even nationalize vital resources to fight the disease?…

It seems that we may be facing the dangerous prospect of “reverse protectionism,” in which states restrict exports rather than imports, and fight with each other to win control of scarce resources needed to protect their citizens…

The better world for business, for governments, and for citizens would be one in which governments stop competing for control of resources and turn instead to competitive generosity.

Read more of the article here.