Elbow Room and the Unmaking of the Global Economy

Best practices for social distancing suggest a minimum separation distance of six feet in all directions. While such practices are inconvenient and annoying, most Americans can carry out social distancing should they choose, because most Americans live in environments with hefty elbow room both within their homes as well as in their cities and towns.
 
However, that is not the case in many parts of the world. Most global population centers are far more dense than American cities, with both the typical living quarters and the cities’ footprints themselves being far smaller per unit of population.
 
Add in the concentrating effects of extreme poverty, and in some parts of the world social distancing isn’t even theoretically possible.

The outcomes of such cramped living are extreme and reach far beyond health. Join Peter Zeihan to explore such differences in demographic concentration and economic structure, and apply those findings to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic. One outcome among many: the end of global economic integration.

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