.Brian Beedham, foreign editor of The Economist for a quarter of a century, died this week, aged 87 F or nearly all the 25 years leading up to the collapse of communism in 1989, two intellects dominated the pages of The Econ- omist. They were Norman Macrae, as dep- uty editor, and Brian Beedham, as foreign editor. Their marks were influential, endur- ing-and quite different. Norman, who died in 2010, relished iconoclasm, and orig- inal ideas sprang like a fountain from his ef- fervescent mind. Brian, bearded, tweed- jacketed and pipe-smoking (or pipe-pok- ing), held ideas that were more considered. It was he who provided the paper’s atti- tude to the post-war world. In that world, nothing was as important as seeing off communism, which in turn could be achieved only by the unyielding exercise of American strength. This view was not in itself unusual. What made it re- markable, and formidable, were the clarity, elegance and intellectual power with which it was propounded. No issue demanded the exercise of these qualities more than the Vietnam war, and probably none caused Brian more an- guish. A man of great kindness, and with- out a hint of vanity or pretension, he was far from being either a heartless ideologue or a primitive anti-communist (though he never visited either Russia or Vietnam to put his opinions to the test). But his unwa- vering defence of American policy drew criticism from both colleagues and readers. Why did he persist in pounding such a lonely trail, even after it had become clear that the American venture in South-East Asia was doomed? The short answer was conviction. His anti-communism was born of a love affair with America. As a young man, at Leeds Grammar School and Oxford, his politics had been leftish. They might have stayed that way. But in 1955 ambition bore him from the Yorkshire Post to The Economist where, after a few months, he won a Commonwealth Fund fellowship and with it a year study- ing local politics in the South and the West of the United States. In America Brian dis- covered a national ideology based on indi- vidualism, bottom-up democracy and an active belief in liberty that meant pro- blems could be solved at home and na- tions could be freed abroad. This was ex- actly in tune with his own emerging ideas. The dispassionate romantic Coming from drab, class-ridden, 1950s Brit- ain, Brian might have stayed. But he felt in- dubitably British. The Suez crisis was be- ginning just as he left for America in August 1956; he so strongly backed the in- vasion of Egypt that he volunteered his ser- vice to the British military attache in Wash- ington, ready even to give up his new American adventure to fight for this hopeless cause. And though he later became enthusiastic about direct democracy (an en- thusiasm, like that for homeopathic pills, which was fostered by his links with Swit- zerland through Barbara, his wife), he was a monarchist to the end. Suspicious of intellectuals, Brian rel- ished exposing the soft, less-than-rigorous- ly-thought-out (he was fond of hyphens) orthodoxies of the liberal left. As foreign editor, he liked to draw unsparing compar- isons between the Soviet Union and the Nationalist regime in South Africa: to deny freedom on the basis of ideological convic- tions, he argued, was no less objectionable than denying it on the basis of colour. It was no doubt Brian’s command of words that helped to make him our Washington correspondent in 1958 and then, in 1963, foreign editor. In this role he wrote leaders on all manner of topics, often argu- ing a difficult case: for nuclear weapons, say; for supporting Israel (another of his unshakable causes) when sentiment was running otherwise; or indeed for the do- mino theory itself, which was never so ringingly defended. Brian was equally skilled as a sub-edi- tor. Articles that arrived on his desk with no clear beginning, end or theme were turned, apparently effortlessly, into some- thing perfectly sharp and coherent. More annoyingly for authors, articles that were perfectly coherent were sometimes turned with a few tweaks, deft as a paw-dab from one of his beloved cats, into pieces that said something quite different from what had been intended. A statement of fact might be qualified by “it is said” or the American invasion of Cambodia would become a “counter-attack”. These intrusions could be difficult to square with The Economist's tradition of open-mindedness; especially as Brian’s own mind was more contradictory than it seemed. His favourite conversation-part- ners were men like Henry “Scoop” Jackson and Richard Perle, hawkish intervention- ists; but he also had an acquaintance, al- most friendship, with at least one kgb man at the Soviet embassy in the 1980s. Away from work, the world he was analysing weekly was kept at bay. He did not own a television set, and found the best use of computers was to listen to American civil-war songs. Some of his pieces were pounded out on an ancient Ol- ivetti in a turret of Barbara’s family castle in the Alps, surrounded by peaks and clouds. Deep down he was a romantic, capable of great human feeling, whose head con- stantly seemed to remind him to keep a rein on his heart. He wrote sympathetical- ly and perceptively about Islam, and mov- ingly about refugees-especially boat peo- ple, and especially if they were Vietnam- ese. They were making his point for him....The Economist May l6th 2015

.................................................................................................................................................................america's media crisis started with its biggest brands...Help teachers and children generatethe most exciting jobs creation game? A 21st C mashup of a board game like monopoly, a quiz like trivial pursuits, and both a mass media and an app such as jobs creation sharkette tank?. more : why not blog your peoples search for world record jobs creators ..last 7 years of generation of changing education
1 the board - maps of large continents and small islands, of super cities and rural villages, transportation routes for exchanging what people make connected to webs like Jack Ma's gateways where 3000 people co-create live for a day before linking in their networks (Notes on valuing freedom and happiness) join 25th year of debating whether we the parnets and youth can change education in tine to be sustainable
2 rules of jobs-rich trading games - lifelong grade 1 to 69, beginners to experienced connecting many previous games - eg game 1 if your region has no access to a seaport, how are trading dryports developed
3 backup every trial game ever played including successes & failures, searchable by valuable collaboration factors; geographically neighbouring, match particular skill (eg electrical engineerings) around the world
3.1 cases and the cultural lessons from future history that worldwide youth will need to translate if they are to be the sustainability generation
3.2 unexpected joys; eg often the most exciting innovations for linking the sustainability generation come from communities that had the least connections - eg some of the games best players are the women and girls who developed bangladesh as 8th most populous nation starting with next to nothing at independence in 1971; case sino-english translation of world record book of jobs creators- can you help us translate this into other mother tongues - isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com us we chat line 240 316 8157 - click to diary of good news youth journalism trips 8 to china, 1 korea, 3 arab emirates, 13 bangladesh 1 to japan

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Dear Wolf  2000 liberty student unions   cc alex ceo conscious capitalism

i wonder whether either of these most urgent class of 2017=18 projects would interest your 2000 student unons and 30 intercity chapters

A) help korea link together  across globe2500 governors of half million peoples race to zero carbon by 2030 - announced to 80 delegations of aiib by governor won of jeju island seconded by korean prime minister jae-in



 
B) unite every franciscan end poverty social franchise (eg all originated by jim kim or sir fazle abed) plus tech wizards eg jack ma plus servant leaders eg xi jinping  and big-data-small investment  banking parterships at g20 argentina summer 2018 

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CONTEXT for those who hope economics or media or education or new tech can sustain under 30s

0 my father was among last to be taught by keynes that guru economists are the next generation's greatest ideological enemy except where their monopoly in designing systems with compound impacts consciously mediates:

0.1 integration of next generation livelihoods into everything they analyse/credit with preferential attention to those born poorest

0.2 poorest = places, underclasses (often female if one reviews history) and cultures that industrial revolution 1 exponentially excluded because of its top down and zero-sum race to grab carbon and other natural resources ( even to externalise risk onto societies where  risks  were already least consciously communicated sector be sector)

0,3 By1969: while being happy that part of the world had proved man and computer could collaborate to reach the moon, dad was well aware that by 1969 over third of humanity were not yet on electricity grids- crisis of indsutrial rev 1 was it freed opportunity to innovate very unevenly geographically and its zero sum models supplemented by tv were spiralling toward big get bigger, arms races as other dismal endgames including western politicians ruling over fear not servant leadership....hence after 25 years of mediating "economics" he spent rest of his life joyfully mediating future history of will 3 generations invest in milennials being first sustainability generation

1.0 Entrepreneurial Revolution From Christmas Day 1976 survey of entrepreneurial revolution (co-published in italian by a young romano prodi) my father's key editorial/lifelong question in The Economist was would we go global sustainably (little sister not big brother) and co-create 3 billion new jobs around first networked generations including 1 billion by going beyond carbon. 

2 ER & CHINESE CAPITALISM YEAR 1-41
 2.1 A year later (1977) in his one trip to china father was overjoyed to see billionnaire chnese diaspora who had engineered the regions superports (already the 3rd economic trading network after us and japan) were being invited to inward invest as the first non-state corporates- global villages linking every country's future innovation should want to win-win trade with the future of china and the future of sustainable youth: is it possible to bank round win-win currency/hi-trust exchanges?- interestingly chinese capitalism only permitted 3 waves of big corporates- the third scaling from 
1999-2008 being BAT exactly 3 internet corporate ecosystems only one of which in 2008 had hundreds of tech wizards capable of answering  how to prevent subprime from collapsing china too - while americans with Obama blinking were chained to paper printing of too big to fail banks with the fed, the chinese elected a virtual social credit network whose ownership is intriguingly neither corporate nor state and whose future analytic drivers of big data small mirrors those of blockchain alumni although its 2 main study groups in tsinghua and peking university dont necessarily use that name

2.2 2015 Since the UN reframed dialogues around sustainability goals , chinese student networks cooperatively coordinated by amy (aka alizee) have been tracking who's actually been including next generation voice in public-private partnership innovation processes and summit updates. At China G20 august 2016 both jinping (real world investments) , jack ma virtual world announced that every major summit they hosted would try and maximise youth and sme conscuious inclusion in every market. Depending which of about 7 summit formats you review, they have helped host betwen 30 and 80 nations and all 3 of UN World Bank and IMF now recoginse china as doing most to lead collaboration call for youth sustainability

3.0 are any of these action network and conflict resolution agendas across american continent of 2017-2018 -are any of thise relevant to the 2000 student unions of liberty?

3.1 China maps its relationship with primarily 11 regions of the world including one which is inside china, others pivotal to reconnecting trade routes from asia to europe - the only way west china can ever empower its youth and partners in developing the poorest middle of asia to europe catch up with china's east coast (in some cases 10 times bigger economy per person that west china)  - jinping also maximises any cluster of nations forum he has inherited eg BRICS; 

3.2 as you may know in spite of being the most populous economy, the most growing economy, and if you were to include intangibles the biggest economy china is not included in g7 but was helped particularly by canada to have a key role in g20

3.3 the consequence from china's viewpoint is 2017-2018 is most urgent year for clarifying futures of trade between east and america south and canada to america north

3.4 last week jack ma and his canaduan friends trained 3000 youthful americans at Gateway17 in Detroit



this col;ege year china is asking all nations youth of global 2.0 to maximise solutions that appeal to franciscans due to argentina g20 july 2018

I was in korea 2 weeks ago at the annual debrief of 80- delegations of asian infrastructire investment bank whose overall "free/conscious market" role is to change investment banking so that sustainable uinfrastructires and green flourish

two of the urgent networks announced are particularly actionable

1 my fathers friend lord stern has been asked to align the views of 15 eminent people on future of investment banking and maximise the debate of these with all g20 networks converging in argentina'

2 korea the country host of this tears aiib announced -in the sessions on supercities -  that its contribution to the future of places is to invite 2500 governors each responsible for half a miilion people to join green bg bang club- =where every place shares/trades its solutions to the common goal of carbon zero by 2030- clearly this is a challenge that worldwide students could have fun linking regional leaders into - and would be synergetic with both bloomberg and scharzenegger visiting macron to promise us regions and business are still in the climate compact

i assume there are 2 ways americas relationships with china will go:
trump will continue with walls which will make bot south american and canada ever ckoser to china

somehow conscious american student unions across usa and tech wizards and the jinping family  will help trump learn that when it comes to most of youth's 3 billion next jobs- china can be his best friend as eg kissinger first briefed him and jinping last december  - latest update premier li at summer davos in china this week







===============locally and through usa inner cities : baltimore dc....
as you may know king has been coordinating conscious youth, black, and latin dialogues for many years now; for 10 years   my family has sponsored student journalists (increasingly from china) to visit bangladesh which is with way ahead on celebrating the most girls livelihoods can be- and among other skills amy who knows sir fazle abeds family has been trained to host open spaces of upo to 5000 youth live- she will be linking in out of columbia university 2017-2018 as well as continuing research of who leaders should meet if and when they are travelling to beijing or other key cities  ---where jack ma chairs the 30 most conscious business leaders in the world while jinping tries to mediate the most conscious public servants ever racing from old top down system designs to ones that industrial revolution 4 needs to be about if every youth livelihood is to flourish

Chinese Americans first organised by kissinger in 1988 hub primarily out of 4 american cities:
'the new organiser of c100 hubs out if san franscisco and that is where next years annual c100 summit will be held;
dc just hosted this years annual summit of how can chinese americans keep  gateway to china open..
los angeles is jack ma's each way bet beyond trump now alibaba is main sponsor of olympics
new york remains the place that eg kissinger prefers to brief c100 meetups and see if other asia society groups can finally bury old hostilities- the triad japan-korea-china is what all hemispheres need to free global youth to friend

jack ma in true keynsian style has been asking whether the open digital economy will be fifth or first biggest by 2024 - he would prefer 5th biggest if each of usa-americas,  europe,  japan-korea and china are to play the most exciting win-win roles in valuing youth world trade of global2.0

obviously the earlier a massive student movement engages the more room for their own sustainability trading solutions to link in to argentina 2018

cheers
chris macrae   dc 240 316 8157    www.economistlearning.com  www.economistchina.net 
linkedin group for jack ma alumni  LinkedIn








brooking in dc is graced by chng li usa's main biographer of jinping's diaries- it is the next 3 months where jinping chooses his top team for his final 5 years - it is a testimony to his extraordinary grace that he has kept americas in the main win-win conversations to 2017-2018; many around him say he should have been prioritising india- fortunately india hosts g20 in 2019 and jinping has located aiib may 2018 in mumbai - in effcet i assume modi and jinping are wise enough to call N2 dialoagues whenever they need outside the blaring s=distraction which is western media; which leaves north korea- if usa blows that up, jinping wil be forced out and no nation will ever trust any american connection for rest of our lives... 

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