Norman Macrae Youth Foundation NMYF -net of The Economist's pro-youth economist
Let's not mince words. The SOPS crisis is not of old people's making. It is being governed by systems of media and economics that compound selfish old people's demands in such a biassed way that there can be nothing left for young people to produce with. That's the same between-take crisis that the word entrepreneur was born in france 210 years ago to resolve. Keynes' general system theory exposed the problem that increasingly only economics rules the world- let us hope that it is French youth's and global village microceonomics that will democratise sustainability through the EU, IMF and World Bank now.
Better care at one eighth the cost? The Economist. Saturday, 28 April 1984.
Pages 23,24. Vol 291, issue 7339.
LIES, DAMNED LIES, STATISTICIANS, MACROECONOMIC GOVERNMENT, & SICK MEDIA
Start with any country like Greece and UK with pensions crisis in public services. For half a century all parties of government have compounded ever greater lies about what pensions are affordable. Instead of punishing youth we must entrepreneurially transform government and its rotten media and its rotten economics in pensions marklets and indeed all marekts that connect old people.
Social Business provides benchmark solutions for this in every type of market that old people need to be brave enough to communally redesign. Its easiest to see this by taking examples. Each one opens up part of a new map which needs to be celebrated by media the more old people link in to it.
FREE COMMUNITY EXCHANGES
Why not start with nurses and teaching as 2 examples. In many old european cities, we need to start with designing agencies where there are no middle men between what the productivity of half-retired nurses could produce and what everyday care societies with ever more older peoples will need. We need to enjoy informalising professional services the way truly free community exchanges do. There ought to be customised ebays making swaps between old peoples needs and semi-retired nurses availabity simple and tristworthy on both sides
Just as old people need service by people living lives of care, so do children. But here there's a difference to innovate. The future content children needs to learn needs ever more to be moderated through young people asking questions not old people delivering sermons and examining young people. Interestingly countries eg New Zealand where communities remain strong (eg because of pervaisve rural isolation or other partntally-led cultural factors celebrating youth) provide world leading benchmarks on this new mode of education.
The catch 22 of SOPS is that to celebrate this change everyone in Europe needs to:
MATHEMATICALLY SOCIAL BUSINESS OFFERS SIMPLEST BENCHMARKS TO THIS ECONOMICS & MEDIA CRISIS
Social business maps help us identify with productivity and demand systems that are being openly designed by and for the people. Civilisations that dont cure their SOPS crisis are unsustainable because they are compounding the end of youth's abilty to maximise productivity. In an age where technology is ever richer it is a tragic comedy that old people are being governed by systems that deny youth's job creating celebrations.
There is another truth to face up to. In many of Europe's countries the epicentre of bankruptcy is not a bust nation but a so-called community loving group - often the church - monopolising most productive assets. The relationship between government and the number 1 asset owning group that is supposed to exist to promote community needs fixing urgently, and dismal science of old marcoeconomists need to be seen to be the systemic cause not the solution of the SOPS crisis.