.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

Thursday, January 4, 2018

the board
choose one of the world's largest continents
  1. Asia: 4.4 bn  Europe: (includes Russia) ) .75 bn Eurasia 5.15 bn
  2. Africa:   1.2 bn North America:  (includes Central America and Caribbean)  .575 bn; South America: 418,537,818    .42 bn
  3. Australia: 23,232,413 .023 bn

 add in any islands with superports or large economies; make any additions you like for example we play a lot of games around Eurasia 6&1;


continents by population
add to your map any of the worlds top container ports which it already has

now dont worry about countries if you could add one or two ports or railway lines so that hard working communities you care about could trade their produce what would you add, and which regional governors could help mark your idea-  try to choose a governor who already knows a world class ecommerce leader - we like jack ma because when he sees a region playing this game he comes and organsaies 3000 people celebrations but provided your place leaders have their own team of tech wizards they can choose who they prefer to partner to ensure that small enterprises are celebrated in and local competitions like shark tank or dragons den start coming to your communities

Some more on Jack Ma. Up to age 30 Jack's great passions was teaching english to thousands of his own age group which he learnt as he guided tourists round his hometown of hangzhou and explored the world with maps they drew for him. On jack's first visit to usa around 1994, he saw the worldwide web-something not then in China. His passion became how to create jobs with the web. Unlike fast venture capital in USA, China required what became its big 3 internet companies to experiment for over a decade only fully celebrating them in 2008 when ecommerce and alipay digital cash helped save china from the depression that americas subprime banks trapped the rest of the world in. In 2016 recognition of Jack's socia purposes came with hangzhou being awarded the hosting of chibna's g20. This was the first time that the world's 20 biiggest leaders had a chnace to claruify how they would help youth innovate the UN's new ssutainability gaols. Jack spent the best part of a year prepping extraordinary ideas download small enterprise china g20 report chaired by ALI BABA JACK MA -and see why greatest #learinggeneration thanks hangzhou in happiest collaboration opportunities ever played
Larouche/EIR map

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

why doesnt everyone celebrate the way the east built a post colonial world

If you look back from the end of world war 2 to the colonial world you will see largely speaking empires dictated trades with their colonies in ways that made the empire larger but however accidentally did so at the expense of the colony - what we might call zero-sum trade. This got wosre the more  already big nations needed more carbon fuels.

Every sustained development of an economy in the far east : japan (to number 2 economy in world by 1970 from rubble of world war defeat in 1946), south korea, singapore and china diaspora superports, mainland china and asean  has been post-colonial needing win-wins in the trading maps.  Today, all over the world we are spending 1000 times more on technologies of  virtual connectivity all over the world but the west big nations have invested anything much in updating real infrastructure so that small enterprises out of every comunity can trade.

What we hope elders in developed nations will see is:
1 everyone needs to experiment with making the sorts of maps outlined above -see eg world record job creator ian goldin 1 at oxford

2 you dont have to use the name "belt road" but it would be surprsising if china and the east dont have some of the most exciting examples to benchmark as this is how they have sustainably grown the East
3 the half of the world under 30 will only become the sustainability generation if we massively collaborate- the huge advantage going forward is that learning solutions multiply value in use , exactly opposite to the way that consuming up things focused solely on competition

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It is true that since 2012 China has enjoyed a leader xi jinping whose deveotion to developing his peoples his unlike any national leader that I can think of. Jinping has promised poverty will be ended during his tenure - by 2020. In china poverty is in landlocked western regions. The only way these will ever develoip is by buildimng corridors with other nations to ports and/or redesigning the ovelalnd silk raods that used to make the whole of asia and europe one world trade markets for small enetrprsies to celebrate the best of every local produce. While some belt corriidors require long term investment in new rialways and ports, it turns out that connecting china all the way to madrid in Europe mainly required cooperative innovation. This Chian express developed the idea of dry ports to a nde standard of excellemnce- at every national border where railway guages chnaged, the goal became unloading and relaoding trains of containers as efficiently as possible. The good thing about such junctions is they become perfect opportunities for youth on each side of the border to celebrate each other and the new trades, cultures, langiages that interact.

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World Record Book of Job Creation
Part 1 Innovative System Views of Economists
Part 2 Mapping Top 100 World Record Job Creators  (E-s) (W-N)
Part 1
1943-68 Chapter 1 Economist: western history is dismal, god bless worldwide girls and boys
Chapter 2 68 -72 Future journalism must be optimistic whilst realizing how inequiatable Industrial Revolution’s Era had been

 Chapter 1
During his last days as a teenager navigating Royal Airforce Planes over modernday Bangladesh and Myanmar,  dad Norman Macrae didn’t know he would be one of the lucky ones.

In the 15 years after worldwar 2 , Norman
Studied at Cambridge where he was one of the last to be tutored in Keynes general system of monetary theory – design systems to end poverty and celebrate youth’s better livelihoods out of every community

Married the daughter of the Mumbai chief justice who spent 25 years mediating the peaceful resistance of Mahama Gandhi before Sir Kenneth’s last job : writing up te legalese of India’s Independence

Celebrated that the America-led allies didn’t make the mistake of world war 1 reparation of punishing the beaten peoples. Both West Germany and Japan were given a fair chance to redevelop theor peoples and lands peacefully and economically which they took.

Norman did worry about Russia’s future control of Eastern Europe. His father was a British consul so he had been a child in Moscow’s British embassy while Stalin exterminated peoples. So Norman was glad to be the only journalist at Messina celebrating the peaceful conception of te European Union. But he was soon to rue how the idea of free markets for small entrepreneurs was soon turned into the bureaucratic opposite.

Norman also worried about national health and pension plans which were clearly ponzi schemes launched by old 1950s politicians that would one day disadvantage most of Europe's youth once the population bubbles moved from youth to elderly. 
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This was part of the reason why he took great jpy in discovering around 1960 that his old enemy Japan had developed a new economic  model. Here was the way out of the empire trap that had designed world trade around zero-sum games in which the empire gained and the colonized lost. Quality systems (which the Japanese learnt from the American electrical engineer Deming) and applied especially in civil engineering such a s bullet trains and electronic calculators (the pathway to computing and space) offered win-win markets to multiply world trade round. Soon the chinese diaspora was mapping the east’s superports with the result that adfer usa japan became the second largest financial network and chinese diaspora the third

Norman narvelled that Kennedy could set several thousands brains and computer networks on a successful race to the moon. But for Norman the significance of this achievement was what would happen next back on earth. Norman declared in 1968 the challenge that became his lifelong exploration – what will happen to children of the 21st century with 2015 destined to be spending over 1000 times more on the technolpgies of connectivity. (Normans back of he envelope artithemn – moores law of doubling every 7 years of spend on the technology from 1946 to 2015)

Norman knew enough about local to global system designs to know that the 21st C would come of age spinning either the best of times or the worst of times. What sustainability goals would need to be collaborated around with as much positive human energy as the moon race

Some world record job creators to follow up from chapter 1

E90 Akio Morita, E91 Taiichi Ohno, E92 Eiji Toyoda
W90 Deming and E99 Hirohito,  W91 Macarthur, W92 Beate Sirota Gordon,  W10 Prince Charles typifying Japan’s leap beyond colonised models of world trade

E99 Gandhi and W99 Kennedy – leaders who changed the west’s goals but gave their lives to the process. Additionally W98 Maria Montesorri without whom Gandhi’s education revolution and village schooling would not have planted something wonderful in the mess that was collapsing British Empires.

W97 Keynes, W96 Einstein and W95 Von Neumann all of whom advocated system designs that arre bottom up and open not top-down and bordered.

Adam Smith W94 , James Wilson W93, W92 Walter Bagehot on whose design rules the first 100 years of The Economist was based. See The Economist autobiography of its own centenary in 1943.

Chapter 2 68 -72 Future journalism must be optimistic whilst realizing how inequitable Industrial Revolution’s Era had been\

While the two decades after world war 2 so the rapid ending of many European empires, the way industrial revolution had become one of extracting carbon fuels so that some nations could get bigger and bigger had continued. The opportunity to innovate during tIR had been very unevenly distributed. While some humans were racing to the moon. Almost half of the world’s people still had no access to electricity grods at the time of moon landing

In parallel to the race to the moon at least 3 earth-changing happenings emerged in the decade up to 1972:
Latin America debated what sort of catholicism it most believed in and decided on values that represent the Franciscan branch – in general this respects those faith leaders who come and live with the more; this was translated into the education philosophy of action learning with the poor advanced by Barzila Paulo Freire.

The Chinese were deciding being a closed society behind a great wall wasn’t the future. This once great civilization was stirring with over a billion people looking for more productive ways to live. The top down system which has starved over 50 million peoples was replaced bu barefoot doctors in the villages and agrarian keynsianism so that farmers would never starve again.

Bangladesh emerged as a free nation having suffered the double short-straw of colonisation first by the british and then west pakistan. Miraculously the ideology of Paulo Freire was adopted by leaders of the race to end poverty across the rural villages of bangladesh. There was some sharing of knowledge with china particularly on rice science the agricultural innovation that did most to end famine.

To Norman post-industrial meant:
Win-win world trades as japan, south korea and then the Chinese – superports epitomized
The end of big nations having an endless pursuit of carbon
Valuing how service and knowledge economies increasingly depend on valuing people not just consuming things
Reviewing what short-term fixes to financial systems –eg paper currencies printed at the whim of politicians – could not sustain te future
Re-asserting keynes view that increasingly inly economists determne what futures are possible for a place’s next generation

1968: Time to imagine how sS.Africa could go beyond apartheid

So Norman published this 1972 future of the next 40 years with a checklist of issues around which the best or worst of times would spin

Further references
Paulo Freire
Banagldesh’s adoption of pauklo freitre by fazle abed (and later muhamamd yunus)
Energaebce of Singapore as led by

Henry kissingers first visit to china

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

america's teachers and students could increase cultural understanding of the world by mapping belt roads

golden oldie - 12.5 months age kissinger traveled from beijing to usa to emplore trump and jinping to help sustainability generation develop win-win trades around the world


consider 2 parts to be;lt road mapping- those impoving china's neigbors in win-wins

those anywhere in the world where china's neughbor maps can be benchmarked for:
infrastructure improvements
technology win-wins
culture and educational exchanges wherever bodres are newly bridged

EVENT: Henry A. Kissinger Keynotes Committee of 100 Event “U.S.-China Relations in the Trump-Xi Era” in New York | December 14, 2016

On December 14, 2016, the Committee of 100 (C100) and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) co-hosted a series of important conversations in New York to discuss “U.S.-China Relations in the Trump-Xi Era”. The sold-out event featured an impressive line-up of speakers, including former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, C100 member and Director of the Brookings Institute John L. Thornton China Center Dr. Cheng Li; former U.S. Trade Representative and Chairman and CEO, Hills & Company Ambassador Carla A. Hills; Founding Dean, CKGSB Dr. Bing Xiang; and C100 Chairman Frank H. Wu. Occurring at a time of uncertainty in the U.S.-China relationship, this timely event drew on the speakers’ unique and expert views, with Dr. Kissinger lending invaluable insight as the only person since the 2016 U.S. elections to have met with both Chinese President Xi Jinping and President-Elect Donald Trump.  
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The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger, 56th U.S. Secretary of State (photo credit: CKGSB)
C100 Chairman Frank H. Wu delivered opening remarks, underscoring the importance of bridge-building to deepen mutual understanding between the U.S. and China in light of recent events. Wu moderated the first panel on China’s economic development with CKGSB Dean Bing Xiang, who discussed the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for China and the U.S. in an age of post-neoliberalism.
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Distinguished panelists Dr. Henry Kissinger, C100 member Dr. Cheng Li of Brookings Institute, Ambassador Carla A. Hills
In the second panel, the Honorable Henry A. Kissinger and C100 member Dr. Cheng Li later held a dynamic discussion on “The Role and Impact of Leadership in U.S.-China Relations”. Their conversation was moderated by Ambassador Carla A. Hills, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and current Chair of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. 
When asked to comment on Trump’s recent “One China” remarks, Kissinger said, “I was a participant in the establishment of that policy and I have supported it in 8 administrations, Democratic and Republican, and it was not a disputed policy at that time….Every President of the U.S. since 1971, of both parties, has accepted this framework and once that framework is studied, I do not expect it to be overturned.” Reflecting on Trump’s call to Taiwan, Kissinger said, “to make Taiwan the key issue at the beginning of this dialogue, is in my view not the most efficient way of proceeding.”
Ambassador Hills asked Dr. Kissinger his thoughts on Trump’s proposed Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, and how the latter has been criticized for his prior relationships with Russia. Kissinger said, “I pay no attention to this argument that he’s too friendly to Russia. As head of Exxon, it’s his job to get along with Russia. He would be useless as head of Exxon if he did not have a working relationship with Russia.” Kissinger praised Trump’s selection for Secretary of State and added that “we should not think about these relationships as the personal relationship of individuals.”
On China, Kissinger declared, “[We have to decide] whether to attempt to deal cooperatively or confrontationally…. I hope and I am optimistic that the cooperative way will prevail…. Keep in mind that if China and America are in conflict, then the whole world will be divided.”
C100 Member Dr. Cheng Li added, “If the Trump administration, in the first year or so, can really engage with China in a respectful way to deal with China’s issues, it can really be a great opportunity for Trump to change the public perception both at home and abroad.”
Dr. Kissinger also praised the new book by C100 member Cheng Li, Director of Brookings Institute John L. Thornton China Center, Chinese Politics in the Xi Jinping Era: Reassessing Collective Leadership, mentioning that he initially agreed to speak at this event to support Cheng Li‘s fine publication.
Dr. Kissinger is a long-time friend of the Committee of 100, having helped conceive the idea of and encouraged co-founders I.M. Pei and Henry Tang to establish the organization in 1988.

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1988, Inception of the Committee of 100 I.M. Pei, Henry Tang, and Dr. Henry Kissinger attend black-tie event; Kissinger conceives notion of organizing an influential group of Chinese Americans to address issues of international concern between the U.S. & China.




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