Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
12 minute module guided tour on youth's future of mobilisation entrepreneurs
Since publishing (1984 THE HISTORY, 1972-1984 Entrepreneurial Revolution in The Economist) the first maps of the greatest youth economics adventure ever to connect one generation of youth in 1984, theoretical macroeconomists and other top-down professionals have done a dismal job of losing the maps- lets get back to the practcal doers: keynes' celebration of entrepreneurs who need to help save youth from acadmeic macroeconomists (see last 3 pages of general theory if you are not aware of this mother of all systems challenge)
Freeing markets of Youth Economics: we will leave east/west coast usa to a bottom section on its own; when you search for the world's most exciting youth collaboration curriculum such as that on right, it seems clear that usa's one per cent richest and most political have had too much of a monopoly over worldwide youth's hopes and expectations as far as of designing what our networks could all be collaborating around, and as even people like gates said at a speech in harvard- the one thing harvard was least equipped to teach me about was systems of poor villages on others side of world-
1 There are those who made fortunes out of mobiles amongst whom greatest foundation for global village and youth millennium goals may be Mo Ibrahim; alongside which mastercardfoundation is great; Carlos Slim Foundation has huge resources but not speaking spanish I dont have enough data to evaluatie its impact -it needs to be number 1 in freeing job creating Spanish-speaking youth- rsvp editors at Norman Macrae Foundation who needs to be number 1 in freeing youth of other lingua franca
2 there are mobile and code engineers of which the iqbal brothers (village phones) and nick hughes (cashless everything) are pivotal to two extraordinary talented tech wizard networks; there is someone connected to china's jack ma who may or may not be jack ma himself ; of course there is the father of all open source coders berners lee
3 there are youth's favorite visionaries - such as the yunus family
4 there are grassroots greatest organisation mapmakers (for youth-empowering systems sustaining community and collaboration) such as the Abed family and Ingrid Munro
5 there are extraordinary educators that in addition to sir fazle abed include the gandhi family, taddy blecher, gordon dryden, khan (academy)
6 there are miracle practice leaders -
7 which politicians have been passionate enough about a nations future to have practically let youth help network their visions; I find politicians of the tv age almost impossible to value on any trust metrics for the same reasons that Keynes published : the systems maths of youth economics cannot be sponsored by partisan approaches -however if I lived n Brazil (or advised the governors of BBC on who to celebrate on hard talk) I would celebrate what Bula did as much in terms of what he prepared before coming president - he married social and economic forums , celebrated entrepreneurial revolutionaries, making Brazil the lead brand of BRICS - he championed water rights asking the catholic church to lead this power of service and helping celebrate a primary curriculum of water among regions of brazil that most needed that .... I also see a logic in what japan and china have done over the last 50 years which may be less today with any individual politician and more to do with a deeper love of family and community that these nations are given credit for by North West intellectual seats of power ; if we could take away syste design of currencies from the sort of Europolitician ruining youth's futures across the continent, I would appoint soros to help youth sort out currency's right old mess
so whats's in usa?
US 9 on east coast we have MIT- the world's number 1 job creating alumni network because it is most colaborative both in apps for rich and poorest- it connnects extraordinary entrepreneurial personalities at media lab, leaders of open education, berners lee of www, edward roberts who over a quarter of century has done as much as anyne to make sure every discipline host stident entrepreneur competitions and foundpateint capital where students wanted that
US 8 what do we have on the west coast- well skoll foundation that made its funds from ebay and is now into the best hubs eg ilab (preventing risk turns out to be one way to get everyone to unite knowledge taht needs to bring dwn degrees of separation)- we have the most popular platform of moocs www.coursera.org which has good fortune to be co-founded by stochastic probability genius daphne koller; we have the most valuable process google has ever freed- mapmaking; what else fo you think we have that empowers youth to multiply the collaboration economy by starting with solutions to communities ost life critical challenges, and wishing to open source such franchises in ways that communities can sself-sustain services of health and wealth be these the most disconnected /poorest comunity anywkere in teh world, or thoise next dodr to yout
US 0 will real capitalism win over phony capitalism in time? that have been most ravaged by big banking's rotten system and politicians who are so distracted about fighting over everything that they fail on economics 101 - a place has zero chance of future growth if it fails to structure capital so that family's savings invest in next generations productivity out of every community. Rules/standards from the tip are the last thing in the world needed to get down to the microdiversity needed to sustain every village- every great mathematicians of 20th c contributed to that knowledge. Why do we ban its distribution to youth now?
Viscount Matt Ridley , long The Economist's Science editor, reminisces in 2010:on The Death of Optimism
When I joined the Economist in 1983, Norman Macrae was the deputy editor. He died last week at the age of 86. Soon after I joined the staff, a thing called a computer terminal appeared on my desk and my electric typewriter disappeared.
Mapping 3 billion new jobs- The book that launched the net generation
Around that time, Norman wrote a long article that became a book about the future. It was one of the strangest things I had ever read. Celebrating boundless optimism --
. This book explores the lovely future people could have if only all democrats made the right decisions.
Integrating a weird technological vision --
Eventually books, files, television programmes, computer information and telecommunications will merge. We'll have this portable object which is a television screen with first a typewriter, later a voice activator attached. Afterwards it will be minaturised so that your personal access instrument can be carried in your buttonhole, but there will be these cheap terminals around everywhere, more widely than telephones of 1984. ..
2013 TO MOOC* OR NOT TO BE?
*Massive Open Online Curriculum/Course
...The terminals will be used to access databases anywhere in the globe, and will become the brainworker's mobile place of work. Brainworkers, which will increasingly mean all workers, will be able to live in Tahiti if they want to and telecommute daily to the New York or Tokyo or Hamburg office through which they work. In the satellite age costs of transmission will not depend mainly on distance. And knowledge once digitalised can be replicated for use anywhere almost instantly.
and innovated a fresh economic perspective