So how did the men, thousands of kilometers apart, get on?
Mundane acts suddenly became a challenge. Brushing teeth isn’t a simple task. For Massimo, there aren’t many choices in his wardrobe. Qichen’s daily snacks are no longer an option.
“I can’t work!” Massimo cries as he sits down at his desk. “It’s difficult!”
“Chinese products cannot exist in isolation from those of the rest of the world,” says Qichen, “and those in the rest of the world cannot live in isolation from this of China.”
This is a microcosm of the disruption attempts to curtail globalization could create.
Things we take for granted might no longer be simple — and the broader economic consequences could be catastrophic.