Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
BAT is not FAG : follow the Ma (gateway17, damo communities for all expo tokyo 2020): jack has spent since 1994 searching for where big-small change will come to chich markets - so fast moving consumer goods chnaged by ecommerce; finance and social sharing markets eg bikes by mobile apps-clouds; furniture by OTO; jobs education and happiness sectors by 1 refugee and bodrer crossings, 2 expereintial learning olympics and the games of education of youth as sustainability goals generation on every belt road map
A British economist, journalist and author, considered by some to have been one of the world's best forecasters when it came to economics and society. These forecasts mapped back to system designs mediated so that readers and entrepreneurial networks could exponentially calibrate shared alternative scenarios. He joined The Economist in 1949 and retired as its deputy chief editor in 1988. He foresaw the Pacific century, the reversal of nationalization of enterprises, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the spread of the internet, which were all published in the newspaper during his time there. Not to get bored, his first ten years in retirement produced the biography of Johnny Von Neumann (the mathematical father of computers and networks), a column for the UK Sunday Times, and a 'Heresy Column' for Fortune. He was the father of mathematician, marketing commentator, and author Chris Macrae. Their joint future history on death of distance in 1984 forecast that 2005-2015 would be humanity's most critical decade irreversibly impacting sustainability. In 1984, he wrote "The 2024 Report: a future history of the next 40 years". It was the first book to: provide readers with a brainstorming journey of what people in an internetworking world might do, and predict that a new economy would emerge with revolutionary new productivity and social benefits enjoyed by all who interacted in a net-connected world. In this book, he wrote: "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 miniaturised 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."
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2014 Update: Trillion Dollar Audit System Failures Not Yet Resolved:
Peace and Cross-Cultural Understanding - Challenge Remains Man's Biggest Risk
Failure of eg Public Media to Realise its 30000 Microfranchise Purpose - Join youth in making Jobs Summits Movement more exciting than Sporting Olympics
Of the 20 Anti-Youth monopolies still blocking the Net Generation, we aim to spend next 2 years focusing particularly on unblocking education's 4 anti-youth monoploies of : what's taught, who teaches, what's examined and what's certified
Fortunately 2014's Open Education Who's Who offers extraordinary oportunities:
We (elders and youth of the net generation) could now be valuing a wholly different planet
if top 11 who's Free Education who knew how to collaborate with each other
Translation note - The 2024 Report published in English in 1984 was translated into American 2025 Report for US publication in 1985
Future of Open Education Curriculum celebrated 1984 out of The Economist after 12 years reporting access to the UK National Development Project in Computer Assisted Learning
Gordon Dryden 2010: .vision 2020- update of The Economist's Norman Macrae 1984 first vis.....
Adam Smith, Science & Human Nature by Professor Skinner (The Principal of Glasgow University kindly hosted a joint remembrance party to Andrew Skinner and Norman Macrae)
Over the 24 months of 2014-2015 we will be reporting connections between youth summits wherever we can linkin and assemble micro-wikis around the above issues - you can help us here: Googledoc the most collaborative 24 month race youth have played
1 PEACE CURRICULUM Q&A
PC1 Was it a mistake for a book, whose main economic recommendation was that open education would be the net generation's greatest ever entrepreneurial freedom to start with valuing how to network peace?
APC1.1 Timing is everything in mediating transformation in worldwide system futures. Noran argued that 1984 was the greatest opportunity since world war 2 for citizens to vote against governments spending (through tax) a fifth of all their lives on arms. Why 2014 is the other greatest youth opportunity to bid for worldwide peace
APC1.2 None of his obituary writers at The Economist or elsewhere understood Norman's timeline: spending his youth in parts of Europe ruled over by stalin or hitler, spending his last days as a teenager navigating raf planes over modern day Bangladesh and Myanmar, going up to Cambridge to be mentored by keynes that the number 1 system design job of economist is to end hunger and that youth should never let those in power divorce the future compounding disciplines of economics and peace
APC1.3 Ironically all those readers and investors in the entrepreneurial revolution curriculum which Norman spent 40 years editing The Economist from number 3 weekly uk journal to one of a kind global viewspaper understood how the search for peace was embedded in all his major surveys: as the only journalist to be at the founding of the EU, as the journalist who believed the deviation of the BBC from world service was the greatest missed opportunity in mass media, as the journalist who cheered on Japan as the most value multiplying nation of 1962 and asia pacific worldwide youth region liberating china as the turn of the millenniums greatest opportunity for youth to design collaborative millennium goals and action networks around
APC1.4 Dismally few of the 21st C most famous economist understand the curriculum of economics that Keynes mentored his alumni including Norman on:
1 the core job of the economists is to back whatever system designs she or he believes will help the human race unite to end poverty ( see the last Keynes last essay on persuasion); see also last 3 pages of Keynes general theory on why youth's greatest enemy is a particular type of elderly academic economist who is most prone to pad his pension with funding from big governments on industry sectors that have lost that purpose which has most relevance to producing future livelihoods.
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