26 February 2020

podcast

A bug in the machine

The world relies on China to keep its factories running and the global economy humming. But the coronavirus is causing havoc. Workers are being quarantined and supply lines for goods have been cut.

In a world which is vastly more interconnected than it was at the time of SARS, if the coronavirus becomes a pandemic it will take us into uncharted territory.

What effect might the virus have on China? What effect might a slowdown in China have on the world? Tortoise editor Basia Cummings has been talking to Linda Yueh, economist at Oxford University and London Business School, and author of The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today.

A bug in the machine 18"00

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