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A distributed economy as prevention of pandemics

A distributed economy as prevention of pandemics

A distributed economy as prevention of pandemics

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I read it.
1. The future of the United States after COVID-19.
The U.S. turns further inward and pulls out of NATO and other international alliances, builds actual and figurative walls, and disinvests in other nations. One could also envisage a future in which America learns a different lesson. A communal spirit, ironically born through social distancing, causes people to turn outward, to neighbors both foreign and domestic. The election of November 2020 becomes a repudiation of “America first” politics. The nation pivots, as it did after World War II, from isolationism to international cooperation. Buoyed by steady investments and an influx of the brightest minds… The U.S. leads a new global partnership focused on solving challenges like pandemics. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03...
2. Distributed economies (DE) – A new engine for innovation.
The concept calls for a transformation in the industrial system towards DE departing from the socio-economically and environmentally unsustainable With DE, a selective share of production is distributed to regions where a diverse range of activities are organised in the form of small-scale, flexible units that are connected with each other and prioritise quality in their production. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/...#!
I haven't been outside of the USSR, but judging from the pictures, there are many beautiful places in the USA, like in Russia (http://www.xn--9-gtbdygk.xn--p1ai/page2.html Great places in the North of the Moscow region), where a small number of people with modern technology can live and work perfectly, but now people can only get there on foot.
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Will the technical solutions described make it easier to protect the US and other countries from pandemics?

RE: A distributed economy as prevention of pandemics

People have extremely short memories for things like this. Within 3 generations all will be forgotten, unless, pandemics become a recurring thing, every 5 to 20 years or so. At my first job, there was a guy that liked to tout authors talking about the "Coming Financial Crisis," which kind of came, but definitely went. This was followed by a number of recessions and the Great Recession, and even then, people don't really remember and don't really follow prudent practices. Near-deathness might might some difference.

The notion of isolated, self-sufficient, communities is very Ayn Rand-ish, but that's not been a real option for at least several centuries. Mao had ill-fated attempt at that with the Great Leap Forward, which was disastrous.

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