Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
suggestion wherever you mooc - edit your own message inviting the host of the mooc to help youth partner with this forum's title
- places we have asked the question include week 1 of coursera change the world - the text below shows the version used at change the world which spent its first 2 hours discussing theories of tragedy of the commons
May I share a story with you that I heard Lech Walesa tell thousands of youth and over a dozen Peace laureates at 13th world summit, Warsaw 2 months ago
Tell me if it isnt clear as an amazing commons crisis case impacting future of youth ...
Lech said: when I organised the dockers revolution at Gdansk I didnt tell them the whole truth. This was that for the sake of our next generation, they needed to make a sacrifice of giving up their jobs
You see Gdansk did all its trade inside the USSR. Most was with Moscow..The system of the Soviet HQ controlled all the value multipliers of markets by demanding places like Poland manufacture parts, ship them to moscow to assemble wholes, who then charged the top price for shipping back the working product to local peoples trapped at the end of the value chain
Lech Continued: So personally the tragedy of the commons was to achieve the goal of Freeing Poland from Moscow, I - a community and Union Organiser- had to make the decision to end the jobs of all my co-workers. (Frankly without Pope John Paul's moral support, I wouldn't have dared to value this leadership and deep cultural trust challenge correctly)
I'd love to see a curriculum assembled by youth of all of Nobel Laureate's system transformations. My media friends and I expect whole system transformation can almost always be defined as spinning round one or many commons crises.
40 years of work shows me that the sustainability of the Net Generation depends on a convergence of many simultaneous transformations _obama https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzEajBQ9gmQ mentioned 4 in his inaugural speech in 2009 but DC as the grandmaster of commons tragedies hasnt yet helped youth escape from one .
NEW VOCAB OF CHANGE WORLD, & NEW ECONOMICS?
My acquaintance Muhammad MOOCYunus dreams that youth may help design a curriculum solution to each! His friends at CNN in Atlanta call this Social Fiction
Atlanta is sponsoring up to 25000 youth live (and millions virtually) to debate Nobel laureates Nov 2015. Could that be an opportunity of youth preparing a MOOC (or a khan academy) which frames each Nobel laureate's biggest intervention as a commons crisis. If you might want to be involved our first step is to match which Nobel laureates need help from which practices.
http://youthcreativelab.blogspot.com is a blog of this journey from what info people share with me across networks of Youth Capitalism and ground-up economics -reference soros at www.ineteconomics.org or my late dad's curriculum of NetGen Entrepreneurial Revolution started in 1972 at The Economist.
I'm just a go-between. If you can contact a Nobel Laureate direct go for it. Before Atlanta, Cape Town 2014 is assembling main cases of sort Mandela alumn know most about. Or the coordinators of the world summit series are the Club of Rome