Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
First case Istanbul - help needed in cases of social superports of - Ukraine; Bangladesh Egypt ....
We would like to define a success story in terms of intergenerational impact -gaining order of magnitude more health and wealth that is shared as much as possible across the 99% not owned juts by the 1%
No editorial group of people can call all the opportunities and threats of an exponential that a place is on. If you disagree with any directional clue we log up tell us (we'll try and include it provided you also offer your contact point in a way that people can assess what viewpoint you are judging from firstname.lastname@example.org - googledoc- geopolitical
There are various diferent angles from which this chalenge could be transparently mediated. While they look differnt it may be important to realise that some of the clues emerginf from each viewpoint are inter-related
1 Opportunity The greatest port success stories:
Dubai, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore appear to be success stories in all the ways that eg Crimea/Ukraine currently looks as if it has been messed up for all the peoples actually in the place -similarly history has shown that Istanbul's geography has made it an extraordinary mediation space between trades and cultures-its scary if the world's wisdom/goodwill gets lost in the ways such places spin next
2 Opportunities Lost
Between 1976 and 1984 one of the major questions of alumno of The Economist's Entreprenurial Revolution was geoplitical- lets assume that the numbers of the USSR's success in the 3rd quarter of a century are made up and that the USSR collapses. Will American have the savvy to invite a "gorbachev' to partner in eding that part of the cold was which saw usa/ussr buyiong up oposing dictaorships in local faceoffs all over the planet which were nothing to do with the good of their vplaces peoples? Well the "irrelvenat" answer is the USA didnt have the kind of constitution that could have been trusted to take the lead on that; the question is having missed that epac dividend opportunity will there be another chnace and what type of pro=yputh worldwide system would be needed to mediate that
3 Opportunity to nplay for
The Economist between 1975-1984 argued that the whoe world should ant to colaborate around asia pacficfuc rising as that was where the majoity of youth livelihods could be transformed from subsistence to 200 times more health and earth - and that celebrating china's epicentral role in that would need to be part of worldwide wisdom as well as understanding how china itself had gained from the chnage that firstly Japan led after world wr 2 and then among huge economies south korea transformed round. This issue raises many diverse perspectives that need slow mediating rather than pr soundbiting.
4 War Torn Areas
These are the sadedest intergenarional losers and even in this 21st century we 7 billion peoples do not have any true mecanism for resolving the 2 oppsoite dynamics- people need to be free to grow their own next generatins futires but where these become more and more hopeless its not just on moral grounds that our whole human race needs to have the good grace to intervene. The more technolgically connect all of us the more discrepancies in incomkes and expectaions of rich and poor nations compounds our species greatest risk
WHOLE PLANET RISK SUSTAINABLE GEOPOLITICS? Forbidden Questions
This is a game that eldres like to play to the exclusion of youth . This is extremely unsafe in exponentially compounding ways. To see what we mean rehearse some of the above pices then look at a mapping whole like that below. Do you see any bridges? Where does "your democracY" and your "social media" let you discuss this?
Lets hope that open education platforms mediate this by 2020 otherwise we may never get back to sufficient cross-cultural understand to thrive worldwide
There is a recurring pattern in the segment of social businesses to do with massive infrastructure. I cant imagine davos ever being the process to solve this challenge. Why should a once a year PR junket be such a space?
If Europe had been serious about integrating countries on its East, it would have invested in Ukraine as a super-port but in a way that united the peoples and their neighbors.
Muhammad Yunus tries to raise a similar debate around Cox's bazaar in 2007. That could have united Bangladesh, india, china and myanmar and all the cultures in the same sort of way that singapore became one of the fastest multicultural reconciliations. I wonder how many Springs (Arab, Muslim, Eastern European) all ultimately depend on social infrastructure projects. I am not suggesting that the financing should be 100% social. However it should be pro-youth's livelihoods. http://normanmacrae.ning.com/forum/topics/the-people-s-geographical...
Where have nations got this as nearly right as possible. Dubai comes to mind. Anywhere else? I hope that among the 20000 youth who make the social business and nobel peace laureate pilgrimage to atlanta nov 2015 http://youthcreativelab,blogspot.com , there will be a caucus concerned with massive social ports. Indeed Lech Walesa started up such a youth network invitation while he was the main host of open society challenges during Warsaw's Nobel Summit Fall 2013.