Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
Back in 1972 , dad and I first started exploring this question with any leadership team or youth network we could reach -in dad's case through his life work at The Economist and the genre of Entrepreneurial Revolution specifically coined for youth to celebrate this debate; in my case through work which tries to free the world's most vital market purposes -eg healthcare ffod and water energy education open technolgy banking - from advertising men and their command and control politically polarised sponsors. Before joining a 6 week MOOC on this, we invite you to join in this debating exercise
Exercise 000 what differences in public service and political values are observable before and after mass tv advertising hits your place. (By accident of timing no economist or journlaist had a better observation point than dad (Norman Macrae) to see how tv ads spun through over 50 countries whose futures he helped survey between 1948 and 1988 from his desk in London's Saint James)
1974-2024 Post-Industrial Revolution can only spin 2 opposite end games- the most or least sustainable for our whole human race! The Economist 1976
The internet as greater communications revolution than
a) printing press - in propagating information - to inform or control
b) industrial revolution steam engine whose trains changed lifetimes from most people never travelling more than 12 miles from birth and most jobs becoming city-based instead of rural
c) what other borderless revolutions do sea-changes in communications with empower or power over?