Robert Skidelsky in the New Statesman
We must end our dogmatic reliance on global supply chains and adopt “just-in-case” thinking.
Billions of dollars are spent stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. The same logic should be applied to stockpiling weapons of mass salvation.
For example, a world authority could be tasked with maintaining a strategic reserve of medical supplies needed to support the life of everyone on earth for three months – in the face of a limited range of drastic events.
Such stockpiling could be done nationally or regionally.