Norman Macrae -The Economist pro-youth economist -bravo sir fazle abed & jack ma
Shall we design markets for 10 bn, 3bn or zero peoples to thrive?
Our guide is primarily organised by markets- who has created livelihoods by redesigning the markets purpose maximally in line with the sustainability generation
We also use 13 mapping codes so that you can view market redesign as a function of places you connect with most
There is a time dynamic too. up to 1995 most markets were pre-digital in design- from 1996 some regions started urgent experiments in digital design
A lot of the conflicts of today's era of racing to borderless sustainability are rooted in future's history- so where relevant we note 12 different time codes in 7 year periods ranging from 1946-53 through to 2023-30. Our hypothesis is that ours species has doubled its investment i mobilising connectivity (eg computing, communications, infrastruture) technologies every 7 years since 1946. That will be over 4000 time more 2030 versus 1946. That timeline framing was started by my father in The Economist at the time of moon landing. He called this entrepreneurial revolution and argued that organisations constitutions and professions would need to adapt ahead of time if they were to help peoples and community achieve sustainability all over the world.
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My father famous for paradoxically being an optimistic rationalist also had a habit of making annual surveys where he visited a country on the other side of the world and asked how could everyone help these peoples join in win-win trade. The rest of the time he sat in the same London office fir 40 years sub-editing The Economist around his keynsian inspired speciality ending poverty. Friday lunchtime was institutionalised in London's Sain James as a time when any leadre could drop in on off the record debate of what conflicts to try to reconcile next around the globe.
Father had served as a teenager navigating ariplanes in world war 2 over mkidernday bangaldesh. It was his belief thatthe root cause iof teh woreld wars was over 400 yeras of colinsation which had imposed trades in such a ays that most natiosn economies had been decimated while the empirikng nations grew bigger and bigger. Thus father took the opportunity to celebatrate every chnane in world trade towards win-wins.
Notably the british mercantile impact on the whole of the south and east Eurasia coasts reduced the economies of the world's largest population idnia and china (each about one fifth of humanity) from being proportionate to population size in 1500 to being minor in terms of gdp in 1946. Norman would therefore have fully supported debates as to how could silk raids and other win-win trading routes happily reconnect peoples across continentwide railRoads and via coastal belt's superports. In fact his 1977 survey of China optimistically records that china is coming out to the world to marje again (after 110 years of closing itslkf rather than accepting the british insistence that opium be used as a currency to trade with china's silks and spices). By now sustainability would depend on how all world wide youth friends chinese youth according to Norman's 1977 viewing.
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IN our guide we see finance and education best reported in these terms which we revisit in several chapters throughout the book
Communities now need everyone to be free to be a banker, a skills learner and a skill coach at diferent stages of life.