spending his last days as a teenager navigating airplanes in world war 2 , dad (Norman Macrae) was just about the last to
study under Keynes at Cambridge (read last chapter of General Theory of of Employment, Interest and Money).
mapped why increasingly only economists and media men rule over what futures will be possible for a nation’s youth.
After 20 years 1948-1968 of sub-editing The Economist my father made future history storytelling his main reporting style.
This helped turn The Economist into the world’s favorite viewspaper for debating how to design going global. Have a
look at the one survey a year dad was permitted to sign. http://normanmacrae.ning.com/forum/topics/norman-macrae-books-surveys
GOING BEYOND ZERO-SUM SYSTEM OF INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 1
Father was optimistically aware of
a lot of paradoxes- compound international opportunities and risks. For example while one part of humanity raced to the moon,
another third were still not linked in to electricity. While america’s race by a few thousand scientists to the moon
was the greatest bit by bi collaboration of man and computing, this was an exception. The 3 main western organisational constitutions
– corporate, government, ngo were spiraling into exactly opposite ways of valuing how people worked. Worst of all Europe
had launched wonderful concepts national health services which had no designed in sustainability once population shifted from
those of taxable working age to mainly non-producing elders. Would these elders use their prolonged leisure to mentor the
generation that would be faced with humanity’s post-carbon, post-bordered world sustainability crises
1976 , Norman was explaining why the majority of productive people would be in the Eastern Hemisphere. Why the early 21st
C would need to be the greatest collaboration across hemispheres recognising man’s greatest risk as being: discrepancies
in incomes and expectations between rich and poor nations. Why GDP metrics counted a very small part of what 21st C open learning
economies would need to de designed in to linkin every community to a sustainable globalization.
WHAT TO DO NOW
ABOUT IT AND MEDIATE WITH ITC
Compared with 1946, we are now spending 1000 times more money and time on
Information Technology Communications
We discuss how to map this over the next 4 years by seizing the opportunities
to network that Jack Ma’s new economy offers. We could equally have called this the new economy of any eastern leader you trust most. The best thing elders in every
hemisphere can do for our youth over next 4 years is help them make hi-trust open +learning economy friendships with youth
in the East (anywhere that is but N Korea). Celebrate QuarterBillionGirls.com be your and all out guides to futures of happiness