latin america sustainability expertise : imperative americasmi world bank pierini 2010: remembering UG and ER. 1843: James Wilson founds The Economist to end hunger, throw out vested interests from parliament, question biggest decisions of industrial revolution transparently ahead of exponential impacts..queen victoria liked idea-dispatched james to calcutta to reform raj economics where he died 9 months later due to lack or oral rehydration- his son-in-law walter bagehot took up challenge of reforming English constitution; 130 years after James launch it occurred the economics editors that the post-industrial revolution of the internet generation would need even more bottom-up entrepreneurial mediation if millennials sustainability and end poverty were to continue unite the human race. If James were alive today we think he would be editing moocs on Preferential Option Poor- by health, agriculture and you tell us -isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com

Sunday, December 31, 1972

POP goes americas4 dramatic years in reality and image

1968-1972 saw 4 extraordinary years in terms of continent americas impact on the world as its spins millennials today  -adapting one of de bono's creativity frameworks, we recommend youth code these historic tipping points as
U-Unsustainable
S- Sustainable
A -Actively (in play)

1S Sutstainable was way south americas led by Peru/Columbia came up with a new search for hope = they called this Preferential Option Poor (POP)  for youth of any goodwill faith, and liberation theology for the branch of Catholics that trace their cultural values back to Francis (Brotherhoods) and Clares (sisterhoods) of Assisi circa 1210. Recall that Catholocism came to south and central america from old world colonists primarily spain and portugal- so it was high time for southern hemisphere to choose its own future meaning. And POP can be recommended to every child who starts to be ready to explore society and love thy neighbor

Crucially this southern hemisphere movement demanded from the richest a reframing of worldwide aid . How about celebrating accompaniment with the poor instead of top down politicing or preaching

POP can apply to how a missionary nurtures faith, and diversely to how love of the poorest sustains communities wherever professionals live their service to the limit by :
1 living with the poor and adapting their professsional skills to community service and empowerment
2 observing system traps chaining the poor beyond any singular professional skill and thence collaboratively  linking together all professions that may be bottom-up needed to transform the system
3 believing its a sin (or at least not fitting of leadership reponsibility) to fail to use any advance in modern technology as a priority liberation app for and with the poorest

The clearest professional app of POP was started by the anthropolgist Paul Farmer in 1982 and became partners in health with jim kim and others in H&H (twinning Harvard and Haiti). All of the values of this medics network are anchored in the 1968 origins as Paul explains in this video

2S The same culture was to be adopted by the Muslim development world starting in 1972 with the foundation of BRAC where sir fazle abed credits Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed- the leading text of applying POP to education or training. Today BRAC is the world's largest NGO as well as the one that most value POP with special emphasis on women and girls. It has at least 7 practical wings- with its health practices frequently swapping knowhow with PIH. Indeed if you attended the 20th Open Society celebrations of Gorbachev and Soros in Budapest in 2013, you would have found celebrations of both Sir Fazle Abed and Paul Farmer

1U the US decade 1963-1972 was extraordinary
assasinations of 2 kennedies and king
end of segregation, war, arms races and peace movements
moon race, innovation of satellllites and silicon chips

but one arguably the longest exponential impact was american elders turned against investing in student graduates- witness how Nixon called the slaying of students at Kent State University a consequence of youth behaving as bums, and was surprisingly re-elected - whilst there was initial public outcry to the bum labeling, elders in america had turned neurotic instead of entrepreneurially joyous- see The Economists Neurotic Trillionaire -legacy starting up America's 3rd\century. From this date the idea of putting university students in ever greater debt, and the end of the university as a pro-youth public partnership is clearly evident- as is the end of USA being a leader that worldwide youth can trust to sustainability

A1 so what are we to make of POP songs like Lennon's Imagine in 1971
over the next 45 yerars pop stars became ever more costly as well as famous; youth came to celebrate anything but real heroes with advertisers greenwashing those who locally made the greatest innovations in sustainability and jobs creating learning; and yet if we could design a university of stars in such a way that the inaugural lectures were inspired by eg Kim and Farmer (and offereed on open elarning channels across 4 hemipheres of our planet) maybe POP realty and image could twin around millennials sustainability in time to heed UN's last call
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