Dentro do meu plano de estudos para o primeiro semestre este tema se esgueirou para dentro das minhas leituras e realmente é muito fácil esquecer quando a gente lê essas discussões de política na imprensa ou na própria academia menos informada sobre como os impactos na cadeia completa podem se espalhar geograficamente.
Destaco dois trechos:
The redrawing of the manufacturing map into complex global supply chains is another interesting part of his account. Indeed, one of the main messages I took away was the massive interdependence of the various countries’ manufacturing industries. You can see its visible expression in the marvellous atlas of economic complexity. Marsh does not go on to consider the implications of this interdependence, which – for all the industrial upheaval and job losses – has been the source of huge gains in productivity and prosperity over the decades. On the other hand, it is also a vulnerability. China needs those two factories in Poole to continue improving living standards there. We need other factories sited outside Bangkok or in Shenzen just as much. There has been less of a move to protectionism than one might have feared in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis, but if we do now see a turning away from globalization, the implosion of living standards around the world will be absolutely catastrophic.