Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
Close Encounters with a Social NGO
Back from 2 days in Budapest where George Soros hosted 2 of my greatest heroes - sir fazle abed and paul farmer, the penny dropped that the first wonder of youth's collaboration economy needs to be celebrated as the bottom-up NGO which isnt quite the same networking system but can be closely related to the Yunus bottom-up corporation ("social business")
Once the curriculum of the bottom-up NGO is ready to MOOC, we can both celebrate the wonder of MOOCs and the 3 billion job search my father's 1984 proposed involving 30000 microfranschises- bottom up openly replicable franchises that millions of communities needed to share so that vital services are empowered as much as possible by local peoples capacity. This possibility dawns in a collaboration age where all life critical learning may be freely MOOCed as the most economic investment peoples can make in sustaining their next generations. Any microfranchise needs to be simple enough to audit as a system by and for the people that a 10 minute training module mpas in overview how not to action network it as well as how to do it. Such training modules should be what future millennium goal summits prize most and could also be the purpose of public tv in nation's like Greece that mot urgently need to value educational media as the pathway to jobs of the net generation.