Dad used to say that the greatest economics advances in 20th C went to those nations that increased lifetime expectation of their populations - he went further in predicting in 1975 survey that 1976-2075 would be the Asian Pacific www century if for no other reason than this sphere being that with most opportunity to raise productive lives - billions of them, out of history's poverty.
However there was another reason - from dad's 1984 charter for the www generation ( 1 2) would be challenged to be the most heroic and innovative all over the world at the same time as we our productive lives became more connected by telecomputing's death of distance than geographically bordered (the way 20th and previous century lives had been constrained to be lived)
arguably, this helps to explain why some of the great economic impacts exponentially sustained in bangladesh came from:
this took grameen bank - and from 1996 maternal villagers investments in grameen mobile phone - into all the most life critical service markets - which surprise surprise often tend to have the greatest value multipliers as global markets too. So integration leads to discovering that trillion dollar audit will need to be the most popular non-triivial pursuit wherever young people watch tv or interface new media, or action learn in schools where youth, teachers and parents take care for innovating each other's futures:
Smithsian free market q 1 what purpose impacting human sustainability is this global market's knowledge most deeply responsible for linking into every community?
exercise: explain why the simplest way to test whether a leader knows a sector's greatest sustainable purpose is whether she or he celebrates showing you a muliti-win business modelfor governing with (it took 10 years of work from The Econm0ist 1988 publication of The Year of The Brand for global ad agencies to prove this - though they started with the disadvantage of valuing perception more than trust -- which you dont need to handicap yourself with)
As you increase your understanding of points like those above, it should become clearer that the 16 decision charter of grameen is a benchmark for valuing dialogue with the greatest economic knowledge network yet available for linking in millennium's most exciting goals and productive lifetime interactions
conversely countries who adopt policies that increase unemployed or underemployed youth can only go economically downhill - that's true for Congress on high hills or parlaiments on low waters and every other type of government where top people strut image instead of empowering real public service
ECONOMICS IS EVERYONES LIFE OPPORTUNITY
every time you see economic pundits and national leaders on television ask yourself whether the decisions they are making are investing in youth's future productivity or disinvesting in it- its always one or the orther - how entrepreneurially smart are you and yours at communally seeing which?
there is no excuse at all for being driven by short-term ratings agency metrics once you understand that these maximiise volatility and crashes- and that's even when no vested interests pressure them , Making national decisions by rating agencies numbers is to perform the very opposite of the hipocratic oath of economists : to transparently integrate exponentials respponsiility for the future that adam smith and entrepreneurial alumni including the founder of The Economist valued
One way for you to try out dad's recommendation that open trading with Bangladesh in 2010s would multiply many times more productivity value for the net generation- than trading even with japan which was the best for the 1960s generation - is to look at the maps of who invests most time and tech resources in parnterships with the 3 great grassroots entrepreneurs of Bangladesh, as well as how much these leaders openly encourage youth to mediate.
top 100 institutes helping his journal of social business
40 top investors http://leadersandyunus.ning.com
leaders most regularly championing the microcredit or SB summits
Sir Fazle Abed
Institutes who were amng first to celebrate his knighthood
those speaking at his annual summit
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