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Consider Bangladesh - Extract from Norman Macrae's Last Article 2008 - how to prevent 2010s decade of slump

Below enjoy Norman Macrae's Last article, 2008 - 65 years after his last days as a teenager navigating RAF planes over modern-day Bangladesh in world war 2

Macrae Family Asia Rising Timeline 20th Q2 Sir KK's 25 years preparing for writing up legalese of India's Independence with Gandhi; Norman Macrae's Q3 and most of Q4 @ The Economist: Consider Japan from 1962; Consider Asian Pacific worldwide youth century and lead currency from 1975...Fast Forward to Consider redevelopment of Cox'a Bazaar  , Royal Automobile Club, London Saint James 2008. and subsequent dialogues on celebrate Bangladesh at 40 as number 1 Youth Collaboration Lab for end poverty experiments; Glasgow-Bangaldeshi-www Youth Interdependence Declaration 4 July 2010 -race to atlanta as greatest twin capital of youth's millennium goals and job creation Nov 2015 -all of above need integrating into 9 minute khan-ac type training modules of The Curriculum of Entrepreneurial Revolution , linkedin round The Economist since 1972 -how open education can make 21st Century's coming of age- youth's most productive and sustainable era

If banks in rich democracies had been truly competitive

institutions, at least one of them somewhere would have seized

the main opportunity created by the computer. This main

opportunity was to make all deposit-banking vastly cheaper than

ever before. By this cheapening it should make such banking

hugely more profitable. Then further competition would search

for the cheapest ways to guide all the world's saving into the

most profitable (or otherwise most desirable) forms of capital

investment, thus enriching all mankind.

Instead, during 2008 the total losses of banks in rich democracies

- in North America, West Europe and Japan - soared into trillions

of dollars. Fearful for their solvency, these banks virtually stopped

lending. The issuance of corporate bonds, commercial paper, and

many other financial products largely ceased. Hedge and

insurance firms also crashed. Mankind is thus threatened in the

2010s with its longest great depression since the hungry 1930s.


Why? The strange answer seems to be that other happy

consequences of modern technology promised to make this

cheapening even faster. Call centres in Bangalore vastly undercut

the middle class salaries of Midland bank clerk who until the

1950s expensively answered clients' questions in their branches

in the City of London. Cheap mobile phones kept village ladies in

once miserable Bangladesh as fully in touch with market prices as

is the chief research officer of the First National Bank of

Somewhere in California. His weekly salary is still 1000 times

greater than the previous annual earnings of that village lady. The

cost-effective way of running the old Midland or First National

then seemed to be to cut its total salary cost by something like

99%. This did not please Western welfare governments, or the

decent chief executives of the old Midland or First National bank.


Western welfare governments have long preferred to run their

banks in high cost cartels, and even invented reasons why this

seems to be moral. Their deposit-banks have usually kept in cash

only 10% of the total amount deposited with them. If 11% of

depositors suddenly feared that their banks might go bust, this

could accelerate a run that would send them bust indeed.

Governments therefore thought that depositors would be less

fearful if they were assured that the banks were officially and

tightly regulated. Actually, this mainly meant that the banks had

to hire ever more expensive lawyers so as to escape any crippling

consequences from this regulation. The attached quote shows

that Samuel Pepys understood this fact of life in his Diaries of July

21, 1662.


I see it is impossible for the King to have things done so cheaply

as do other men

- Samuel Pepys on discovering an important commercial fact of

life in his Diary, 21 July, 1662


The decent bosses of the deposit banks felt that the best way of

avoiding sacking nine tenths of their staffs was by competing

with a very different sort of financing called merchant banking

whose earnings and bonuses were far more generous than those

given to their own staff. These merchant banks were of peculiarly

differing pedigree. In London, it was assumed that they could best

be run by families like Barings who had done the job for over 200

years. In the 1990s, Barings went totally bust because one of its

hired traders bet much of its money on a hunch that a bad

earthquake in Japan meant that the shares of Japanese banks and

insurance companies would become more profitable. In Zurich,

merchant banks felt it most moral to keep the accounts of their

depositors totally secret, especially if these accounts were being

used to defraud their own countries' tax authorities. In 2008 those


secretive banks were then defrauded. In Wall Street, Goldman

Sachs and Lehman Bros bid up their annual bonuses to millions of

dollars for each partner. In 2008 even Goldman Sachs made a loss

and Lehman Bros went bust.


A former chairman of the Federal Reserve argues that "fearful

investors clearly require a far larger capital cushion to lend

unsecured to any financial intermediary now". He therefore thinks

that taxpayers money should be ladled into them to make those

investors less fearful. This seems far more likely to make

depositors intermittently more terrified and cause any depression

into the 2010s to linger on and on.


One of the few big banks to make a profit in 2008 was the

Grameen Bank (which means Village Bank) in that once basketcase

country called Bangladesh. The sole staff in a branch serving

several villages was once a woman student. It is now more usually

someone who has learnt to use the computer in the right way.

The rest of this report will examine how this marvelously costcutti...

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Consider Japan


 Posted 22 June 2010 by David Warren UK Ambassador in tokyo |  -see below

3rd remembrance party hosted Japan Ambassador to Dhaka, April 2011 with Bangladeshi's leading youth  technology wizards and collaboration NGO leaders

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sample tour of Norman Macrae- 15 years into his career at The Economist, Normanis asked to sign his first survey

his greatest debates on youth futures start in 1972 when he saw students experimenting with digital networks:

I was very sorry to read in last week's "Economist" magazine of the death of Norman Macrae, who was its deputy editor for many years.

Norman Macrae was the first journalist to recognise the growing economic importance of Japan in the 1960s.  His seminal essay "Consider Japan" (which can be read in the Norman Macrae archive) was published in September 1962, is a fascinating and powerful analysis of the Japanese economy at that time, and was an important corrective to those who still thought justin terms of Japan as a poor, developing country producing cheap counterfeit goods.  The "Economist" obituary gives many other examples of Macrae's prescience and far-sightedness. The sudden jolt of recognition that Japan was about to become - as it had in the late 19th Century after the Meiji Restoration - an industrial giant (two years after "Consider Japan" the world woke up to Japan's success with the Tokyo Olympics) led directly to the British Government's trade promotion activities that I listed in my last article on the blog, the setting up in the early 1970s of the Exports to Japan Unit in the then Department of Trade, and the emphasis in this Embassy's work on trade and investment links with Japan,that lasts to this day. Do read the "Economist"'s obituary of Norman Macrae - it is a tribute to a massively influential thinker, whose impact is still felt today in the work we do here in Tokyo.

Consider Cox's Bazaar

The idea of developing Cox's Bazaar as world destination hub (rivaling the world trade multiplying potebtial of dubai or hong kong or singapore) and offering the region's 21st C gateway to bangladesh, india and china was too good for Norman not to want to celebrate it with its author Dr Muhammad Yunus. This Norman did in his last public birthday party with 40 Londoners and Dr Yunus at the Royal Automobile Club London Saint James 2008, by sponsoring 2000 yout book club and 10000 youth dvd club of dr yunus, and bequeathing funds for Glasgow Interdepenece Day and 70th birthday wish weekend with Dr Yunus 4 July 2010. Norman's last article is circulated in the consider banagldesh pamhoplet used at his remberance parties and we welcome similarly bold yout colaboration ideas at www.considerbangladesh.com

Norman loved cox' bazaar as he spent his last year as a teenager navigatinfg raf planes over this port - and noted how efficiently its infrastructure started being developed by the Americans compared with Chittagong which the Brits were responsible for developing during the world war 2 . Norman's viewpoints on peace as biggest economics compass of starting up 21st C are here.

Happy 2014 from Norman Macrae Foundation chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

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



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 entrepreneurail revolution curriclum which Noramn spent 40 yeras 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 fgrom world service was the greatest missed opportunity in mass media, as the journmalist who cheered on Japan as the most value multiplying nation of 1962 and asia pacific worldwide yoyth region liberating china as the turn of the millenniums greatest opportunity for youth to design colaborative millennium goals and action networks around


APC1.4 Dismally few of the 21st C most famous economist undersrand the curiculum 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 throory on why yoth's grearest enemy is a particular type of elderly academic economist who is most prone to pad his pension with funding from big governments on indsutry sectors that have lost that purspoe which has most relevance to producing future livelihoods.



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Prep for UN Sept 22 summit education no longer fit for human beings/sustainability


Since gaining my MA statistics Cambridge DAMTP 1973 (Corpus Christi College) my special sibject has been community building networks- these are the 6 most exciting collaboration opportunities my life has been privileged to map - the first two evolved as grassroots person to person networks before 1996 in tropical Asian places where village women had no access to electricity grids nor phones- then came mobile and solar entrepreneurial revolutions!! 

COLLAB platforms of livesmatter communities to mediate public and private -poorest village mothers empowering end of poverty    5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5  5.6

4 livelihood edu for all 

4.1  4.2  4.3  4.4  4.5 4.6

3 last mile health services  3.1 3,2  3.3  3.4   3.5   3.6

last mile nutrition  2.1   2.2   2.3   2.4  2.5  2,6

banking for all workers  1.1  1.2  1.3   1.4   1.5   1.6

NEWS FROM LIBRARY NORMAN MACRAE -latest publication 2021 translation into japanese biography of von neumann:

Below: neat German catalogue (about half of dad's signed works) but expensive  -interesting to see how Germans selected the parts  they like over time: eg omitted 1962 Consider Japan The Economist 

feel free to ask if free versions are available 

The coming entrepreneurial revolution : a survey Macrae, Norman - In: The economist 261 (1976), pp. 41-65 cited 105 

Macrae, Norman - In: IPA review / Institute of PublicAffairs 25 (1971) 3, pp. 67-72  
 Macrae, Norman - The Economist 257 (1975), pp. 1-44 
6 The future of international business Macrae, Norman - In: Transnational corporations and world order : readings …, (pp. 373-385). 1979 >
Future U.S. growth and leadership assessed from abroad Macrae, Norman - In: Prospects for growth : changing expectations for the future, (pp. 127-140). 1977 Check Google Scholar | 
9Entrepreneurial Revolution - next capitalism: in hi-tech left=right=center; The Economist 1976
Macrae, Norman -In: European community (1978), pp. 3-6
  Macrae, Norman - In: Kapitalismus heute, (pp. 191-204). 1974

. we scots are less than 4/1000 of the worlds and 3/4 are Diaspora - immigrants in others countries. Since 2008 I have been celebrating Bangladesh Women Empowerment solutions wth NY graduates. Now I want to host love each others events in new york starting this week with hong kong-contact me if we can celebrate anoither countries winm-wins with new yorkers



TWO Macroeconomies FROM SIXTH OF PEOPLE WHO ARE WHITE & war-prone




From 60%+ people =Asian Supercity (60TH YEAR OF ECONOMIST REPORTING - SEE CONSIDER JAPAN1962)

Far South - eg African, Latin Am, Australasia

Earth's other economies : Arctic, Antarctic, Dessert, Rainforest


In addition to how the 5 primary sdgs1-5 are gravitated we see 6 transformation factors as most critical to sustainability of 2020-2025-2030

Xfactors to 2030 Xclimate XAI Xinfra Xyouth Wwomen Xpoor chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk (scot currently  in washington DC)- in 1984 i co-authored 2025 report with dad norman.

Asia Rising Surveys

Entrepreneurial Revolution -would endgame of one 40-year generations of applying Industrial Revolution 3,4 lead to sustainability of extinction

1972's Next 40 Years ;1976's Coming Entrepreneurial Revolution; 12 week leaders debate 1982's We're All Intrapreneurial Now

The Economist had been founded   in 1843" marking one of 6 exponential timeframes "Future Histores"


we offer worldwide mapping view points from

1 2 now to 2025-30

and these viewpoints:

40 years ago -early 1980s when we first framed 2025 report;

from 1960s when 100 times more tech per decade was due to compound industrial revolutions 3,4 

1945 birth of UN

1843 when the economist was founded

1760s - adam smithian 2 views : last of pre-engineering era; first 16 years of engineering ra including america's declaration of independence- in essence this meant that to 1914 continental scaling of engineeriing would be separate new world <.old world


IF we 8 billion earthlings of the 2020s are to celebrate collaboration escapes from extinction, the knowhow of the billion asian poorest women networks will be invaluable -

in mathematically connected ways so will the stories of diaspora scots and the greatest mathematicians ever home schooled -central european jewish teens who emigrated eg Neumann , Einstein ... to USA 2nd quarter of the 20th century; it is on such diversity that entrepreneurial revolution diaries have been shaped 

EconomistPOOR.com : Dad was born in the USSR in 1923 - his dad served in British Embassies. Dad's curiosity enjoyed the opposite of a standard examined education. From 11+ Norman observed results of domination of humans by mad white men - Stalin from being in British Embassy in Moscow to 1936; Hitler in Embassy of last Adriatic port used by Jews to escape Hitler. Then dad spent his last days as a teen in allied bomber command navigating airplanes stationed at modernday Myanmar. Surviving thanks to the Americas dad was in Keynes last class where he was taught that only a handful of system designers control what futures are possible. EconomistScotland.com AbedMooc.com

To help mediate such, question every world eventwith optimistic rationalism, my father's 2000 articles at The Economist interpret all sorts of future spins. After his 15th year he was permitted one signed survey a year. In the mid 1950s he had met John Von Neumann whom he become biographer to , and was the only journalist at Messina's's birth of EU. == If you only have time for one download this one page tour of COLLABorations composed by Fazle Abed and networked by billion poorest village women offers clues to sustainability from the ground up like no white ruler has ever felt or morally audited. by London Scot James Wilson. Could Queen Victoria change empire fro slavemaking to commonwealth? Some say Victoria liked the challenge James set her, others that she gave him a poison pill assignment. Thus James arrived in Calcutta 1860 with the Queens permission to charter a bank by and for Indian people. Within 9 months he died of diarrhea. 75 years later Calcutta was where the Young Fazle Abed grew up - his family accounted for some of the biggest traders. Only to be partitioned back at age 11 to his family's home region in the far north east of what had been British Raj India but was now to be ruled by Pakistan for 25 years. Age 18 Abed made the trek to Glasgow University to study naval engineering.

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1943 marked centenary autobio of The Economist and my teenage dad Norman prepping to be navigator allied bomber command Burma Campaign -thanks to US dad survived, finished in last class of Keynes. before starting 5 decades at The Economist; after 15 years he was allowed to sign one survey a year starting in 1962 with the scoop that Japan (Korea S, Taiwan soon hk singapore) had found development mp0de;s for all Asian to rise. Rural Keynes could end village poverty & starvation; supercity win-win trades could celebrate Neumanns gift of 100 times more tech per decade (see macrae bio of von neumann)

Since 1960 the legacy of von neumann means ever decade multiplies 100 times more micro-technology- an unprecedented time for better or worse of all earthdwellers; 2025 timelined and mapped innovation exponentials - education, health, go green etc - (opportunities threats) to celebrating sustainability generation by 2025; dad parted from earth 2010; since then 2 journals by adam smith scholars out of Glasgow where engines began in 1760- Social Business; New Economics have invited academic worlds and young graduates to question where the human race is going - after 30 business trips to wealthier parts of Asia, through 2010s I have mainly sherpa's young journalist to Bangladesh - we are filing 50 years of cases on women empowerment at these web sites AbedMOOC.com FazleAbed.com EconomistPoor.com EconomistUN.com WorldRecordjobs.com Economistwomen.com Economistyouth.com EconomistDiary.com UNsummitfuture.com - in my view how a billion asian women linked together to end extreme poverty across continental asia is the greatest and happiest miracle anyone can take notes on - please note the rest of this column does not reflect my current maps of how or where the younger half of the world need to linkin to be the first sdg generation......its more like an old scrap book

 how do humans design futures?-in the 2020s decade of the sdgs – this question has never had more urgency. to be or not to be/ – ref to lessons of deming or keynes, or glasgow university alumni smith and 200 years of hi-trust economics mapmaking later fazle abed - we now know how-a man made system is defined by one goal uniting generations- a system multiplies connected peoples work and demands either accelerating progress to its goal or collapsing - sir fazle abed died dec 2020 - so who are his most active scholars climate adaptability where cop26 november will be a great chance to renuite with 260 years of adam smith and james watts purposes t end poverty-specifically we interpret sdg 1 as meaning next girl or boy born has fair chance at free happy an productive life as we seek to make any community a child is born into a thriving space to grow up between discover of new worlds in 1500 and 1945 systems got worse and worse on the goal eg processes like slavery emerged- and ultimately the world was designed around a handful of big empires and often only the most powerful men in those empires. 4 amazing human-tech systems were invented to start massive use by 1960 borlaug agriculture and related solutions every poorest village (2/3people still had no access to electricity) could action learn person to person- deming engineering whose goal was zero defects by helping workers humanize machines- this could even allowed thousands of small suppliers to be best at one part in machines assembled from all those parts) – although americans invented these solution asia most needed them and joyfully became world class at them- up to 2 billion people were helped to end poverty through sharing this knowhow- unlike consuming up things actionable knowhow multiplies value in use when it links through every community that needs it the other two technologies space and media and satellite telecoms, and digital analytic power looked promising- by 1965 alumni of moore promised to multiply 100 fold efficiency of these core tech each decade to 2030- that would be a trillion tmes moore than was needed to land on the moon in 1960s. you might think this tech could improve race to end poverty- and initially it did but by 1990 it was designed around the long term goal of making 10 men richer than 40% poorest- these men also got involved in complex vested interests so that the vast majority of politicians in brussels and dc backed the big get bigger - often they used fake media to hide what they were doing to climate and other stuff that a world trebling in population size d\ - we the 3 generations children parents grandparents have until 2030 to design new system orbits gravitated around goal 1 and navigating the un's other 17 goals do you want to help/ 8 cities we spend most time helping students exchange sustainability solutions 2018-2019 BR0 Beijing Hangzhou: 

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