May 16th-22nd 2020

The Economist, May 16th-22nd 2020

Goodbye globalisation
Even before the pandemic, globalisation was in trouble. The open system of trade that had dominated the world economy for decades had been damaged by the financial crash and the Sino-American trade war. Now it is reeling from its third bodyblow in a dozen years as lockdowns have sealed borders and disrupted commerce (see Briefing)...