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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

what america could have helped the world explore in 1969 if not before:

Timing can be everything in global social valuation. Viewed with hindsight of 2015 (UN year of massive transformation to sustainability goals) we can map at least 5 global crossroads (1969 being the first) that our whole planet of 7 billion beings and the millennial generation most needed America to mediate openly and recursively

In 1969 America was first to land on the moon- what did this prove? And what else was becoming youthfully exciting to explore- eg Intel had been founded in 1968 and was proposing the moores law of the doubling every 2 years of the analytic power of computer chips- a whole valley of social business networks would linkin to this 14 year imagination stage. The Economist two most fun quests of 1982 We're All Intrapreneurial Now; ... why not silicon valley for all

Publishers of the World Record Book of Job Creation believe that two of the most joyful things that pro-youth economists could have started to value:

the era of doubling spend  every 7 years started in 1946 on worldwide communications is now confirmed to continue to at least 2015 (1000 times more time and money spent than 1946 if not 2030now --4000 times more)

such a spend will make the change impacts of the industrial revolution ultimately look like small beer as far as human sustainability is concerned

what exciting to note from the moon race is that when a big hairy audacious goal (BHAG) is set and a resources for at least 7 year project empower humans and computers to make the most of each other- then impossible become possible solutions can now be celebrated as uniting the purpose of the human race- crucially what the industrial revolution failed to do namely share its up to 200-fold progress beyond subsistence with half of the world's population (rural ie with infrastructures like electricity, running water, modern communications) can now make ending poverty a reality during first generation of millennium 3

It is not clear to us whether any American education or other institute in 1969 did take time out to reflect on this first of big 5 moments that America had the most resources to openly web into human consciousness- we  rsvp would love to publish links if  you have them- over the next 4 periods through to 1997.....

What we do know is The Economist became the first worldwide viewspaper by mediating such debates with America's influence central to death of distance's coming 4 hemisphere debate; however it is to be noted that The Economist had already collected lots of information that the vast majority of Americans had never seen due to peculiar neurotic ways American media and schooling spun as the world's peacekeeper (a most unfortunate responsibility for any twentieth of the world's people to feel forced to bowl alone):

1 how Japan. Korea, China were fast rising -and if only because of their population statistics could be celebrated to be ever more crucial to end poverty and so millennials sustainability from 1990s

2 That USSR was not what it seemed. It was slowly failing and there was zero chance that Chinese diaspora as they became world's 3rd biggest investment web, early in 1970s, would want to chain next generations to such a system

3 The Economist had by 1968 even started to explore whether South Africa's Open Society capacity might learn as fast as America in resolving racial tensions- remember man lands the moon may have been the universe's biggest event of the 1960s but back on the ground, the end of segregation in America's own townships needed to be.

Maths notes: According to Turing recursion is the way ahead that the human mind interacting with computing analysis (over exponentially impactful periods of 7 years or more) innovates more than becoming dependent on big data analysis alone. Von Neumann was arguably the first to question whether economist would app recursion to empower way above zero-sum trades in a death of distance (borderless, ie where bodrers become greatest risk under old externalsiation mindsets) world. Earlier Einstein had clarified the fatal flaw in big brother planning processes; whenever man's science or adminstration runs out of innovation space go more micro at the level of system dynamics you map

Bill Gates notes: in his book way ahead, change's  actionable impact is less than you expect in any 3 yera period but much more in any 7 year period. Subconsciously but apparently not consciosly he was voicing what aid and philanthropists singularly failed to do in 2th century- develop 7+ year exponentail auditing as far more valuable to development than the inconvenient truth but media gratifying analysis of results in 90 day soundbites

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Tell us what you see as most exciting millennials youth networks across americas

we give pride of place to boston in n.american -mit alumni create up more start up jobs around the world and celebrate open tech win-wins in ways that nowhere else we know of does; alongside that partbers in helath connects bostons mkedical stidents and missionbaries with developing some of the woerld's porest ehath systems and innovationg sonme of the mot urgent last mile solutioons (see more)

and the pan continent process of YABT -about 12 yreas ago a peruvian youth filowed by a colombian youth landed in dc with kletters from theuir governmkents demanding a pan contnetal youth entreprenur contest and debriefing every 3 years at the sumnmit of heads of state -this ghas become the most exciting colaboration entreprenur process across a contient (more)

does San Francisco rate close to boston as americas best region for millennials to world trade direct in ways that value 2030 goals of end poverty and collaborate sustainability- well obviously silicon valley dominates many peoples views of what tech can do next but when you look at te economics of spending 4000 times more on global comunications much of the way time is app'd is as silly as it is mad out of madison avenue- whats interesting is when people with a twin region agenda implant themselves in silicon valley's networks - so we like the 500 girls startup approach of winning brazil and silicon valley; and search for other startup twin cities' to map their pro-youth ecosystems

berkely has recentt made strides through 2 partnerships - twinning with iadb across south america to make global poverty curriculum the most popular cal state minor, and partnering to be the fiorst Bangladesh Institute of Studies in the western world ( networks which link 20 yera of experience of who mobile partners who with bangladesh women4empowerment currently triangularies DC, NY and LA (LA (athgo) is celebrated as a social credit search centre for west coast ) and it is true that the first partners of W4E nanocredit across spanish speaking womens networks is based in san francisco

Thursday, April 9, 2015

40 year search for world's most exciting curricula

My father Norman Macrae, End-poverty Keynsian at The Economist and I started this search in 1972 as my first employed was the UK's National Development Project for Computer Assisted Learning.

Who's Free Edu Who

Our 1984 book The 2025 Report on optimistic rational  chances of sustainability of net generation made it clear that open learning was the once chance we had for little sister networking to outlast and outwit Big Brother endgames. So yes we may be biassed in our top 3 curricula selections 1972-2012- which are your top 3?

  (the winner being celebrated in 2012 at Japan's Embassy in Dhaka- fitting 2 years after my father's passing because since 1962 father had preferred an Eastern hemisphere liberated initially by Japan's  (and later Korea's) peaceful and quality driven systems to military complex and neurotic tv advertisers online library of main Economist surveys of norman macrae starting with Consider Japan 1962--)

Number 1 BRAC and the Bangladesh Curricula of Nation Building By Poorest Women mostexcitingcurricula.doc mostexcitingcurricula.doc, 446 KB

Number 2 POP goes Health with Farmer and Kim and Haiti and Boston, and a slice of Soros Open Society and Ineteconomics, and Franciscan community good hope

Number 3 Kenya has the most exciting open technology youth hubs because since the race began in 1996 to linkin what mobile could do for the poorest  Kenya has so far been an open partner sans frontieres.

All of these curricula concern we because the world bank hasn't chosen to celebrate them with open learning campus yet.

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