Hello Youth and Yunus - good news from Oxford 11 April 2013 for the year of the MOOC

 

1  breaking news - video of yunus at last night's 10th skoll world forum out of Oxford University calling for the most job creating university in the world to be free and online http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ome28Obiy4I 

 

2 attached is where I got so far with handout celebrating student social business projects across the 5 US jobscompetitions states yunus has so far invited youth to come up with the most massive collaboration (social business) franchises

 

3 when he's next in dhaka,  yunus will be starting a survey of out of dhaka (ask chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk for more details)  what 12 minute training modules do millions of youth most want to interact around

at the moment we are making a checklist of parallel ways to do the survey

from a survey of his main national and application partners 

to regions where student competitions provide the best ideas of missing jobs and social solution training modules

to practice areas where a real but free university already offers a published curriculum - for example we can get a fast start around nursing thanks to grameen free nursing college

 

this is all fast moving stuff- so if you have ideas on making any of these processes better for millions of youth please say

-either email me, mostofa or anyone in your practice area seeing yunus in next 6 weeks

or join http://normanmacrae.ning.com  where I will continually blog links to all working troups I know of and invite you to do the same

 

chris macrae

Norman Macrae Foundation 

possibly relevant dates from www.yunusdiary.com

April 2013 sees:

* Dr Yunus awarded Congressional Gold Medal on 17 April

* ConsciousCapitalism.org in association with wholeplanetfoundation.org and wholekidsfoundation.org hosts summit 5-6 April

* DC's first Yunus inspired competition  www.udc.edu/isse/socio_sustainability_entrepreneurship_business_plan_competition

* Atlanta stages 12th annual Historically Black University Youth Entrepreneur Competition www.ofcvc.org

* Education is the subject of the 2013 Yunus MIT prize ongoing at http://web.mit.edu/idi/yunus.htm

* Monica Yunus' Youth and Superstar community and cultural celebration network continues at www.singforhope.org

* Grameen America new web www.grameenamerica.org launches with:

"ALL People Are Entrepreneurs, But Many Don't Have The Opportunity To Find That Out" Muhammad Yunus

 

* Skoll 10th world champinship-s honor Yunus as a global treasure

 

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quiz on where will youth's 10000 greatest job creators come fro shared by over 25 blogs - see eg how many jobs creators moocs will stimulate at http://youth10000.education.blogspot.com
 
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 entrepreneurial revolution webs linking in to Norman Macrae Foundation (The Economist's Unacknowleded Giant, one of last journalists to be mentored by keynes at Cambridge) to youth economics and universities include oxbridge.tv grameenuniversity.com  jobscompetitions.ning.com  mandelauni.com smbaworld.com  taddyblecher.com  inquiries welcome chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington dc hotline 1 301 881 1655

what entreprenurial mediation did nobel and other great alumni wish oxbridge youth would learn from them?

  1. OXFORD & Myanmar  & Dhaka 1  2        (family note Norman macrae's first jow was naigating airplanes in world war 2 above modrn day banagladesh and Myanmar; he then went up to cambridge corpus christi was mentored by keynes, married daughter of Barrister of Law who mediated india's independence with Gandhi over 25 year period; norman then spent his working life before retirement at The Economist)
  2. Cambridge & ...
To start 2012, two good news leads we have on job creating universities are: 1) help build our tour of MIT (western world's number 1 job creating institute); about 10 of the top 50 projects hubbing around Muhammad Yunus (for many entrepreneurial revolutionaries the number 1 job creator of the last third of a century) involve stimulating students to turn universities into job creating hubs. Yunus has a strong tradition of celebrating students in Oxford and London - any ideas on how to make the Uk spirit of job creation the other main take away of tourists in UK's Olympics year? chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

download: interactive guide to videos

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THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PARTY

4th July 2010 Microeconomics Summit- Glasgow

questions/errors all attributable to chris macrae M Corpus Christi Cambridge , Statistics; chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk host of yunus 1000 bookclubs http://worldcitizen.tv/

 

What Muhammad Yunus and Fazle Abed did while  Bangladesh  was in its infancy as a nation was to set up The Entrepreurship Party without being a political party. This was a very Gandhian idea whose diaries resonate with : if there is any point to politicians they should transparently design systems to discriminate positively and wisely towards the poorest. It chimes also with the thesis that Manmohan Singh developed at  Cambridge  University  in the 1950s : exploring how to design economics models so that they compound no underclasses with or cross national borders.

 

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Sofia
as you know I dont do people politics at all well. I just reform global corporations with exponentials maths and economically making their biggest secrets open to win-win-win questioning once they let me in to their info; so please make of  what;s below what you all at LondonCreativeLabs Job camp franchises you will; although a july 4 glasgow embargo could be ideal if that stage is set , you choose. The Joan Robinson book I gave you is the one Manmohan Singh will have been tutored around in 1950s cambridge. My dad recalls her tutoring as a bit muddled but dealing with the problem that keynes was already out of date (since his economics was system design fit for a world where govs spent under 25% of their people and communications messaging were one millionth of today's madoff intensity)

 meanwhile : I am putting it up at oxbridge.tv as it reminds me of 2 days I spent following dr yunus in the tales of 2 cities : Glasgow- Oxford 1-2 Dec 2008: leaflets adam smith lecture glasgow and romano lecture the sheldonian oxford. Of course if you and lesley can help jonathan spread this as tale of 25 cities that would be bloody marvelous timing for all our collaborations in Building Social Business http://the-hub.net http://worldcitizen.tv  (oops -excuse my franglais)

If you need help from young yunus journalists I would particularly commend Alexis in new york who knows both Yunus and his publisher and made it so difficult for us to get seats at the first yunus booktalk Jan 2008 in borders where 9 year olds turned out to be smartest questioners http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKXXsINFoHQ , estelle in paris activist with you of yunus 69th birthday dialogue in dhaka, and caitlin in swarthmore , america's first economics student to host a year long social business club; if you need political or ecclesiastical (and ministry of peace) help tailored to UK culture I would suggest john bunzl www.simpol.org or fellow royal automobile club celebrant of dad and yunus peter challen ; 

I am sure that if others (eg Nick, Sam, Zasheem, Hans) recognise their story in this terribly rough script they can help you, and you can help them -after all job creation in capital cites round the world is your life's story and what the values dr yunus asked us in 2006 to collaboratively live with in our action group with mostofa http://yunusforum.net  - impossible becomes possible when right people time action place

And yes above and below all - errors are only mine.

cheers chris 

THE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PARTY

 

What Muhammad Yunus and Fazle Abed did while Bangladesh was in its infancy as a nation was to set up The Entrepreurship Party without being a political party. This was a very Gandhian idea whose diaries resonate with : if there is any point to politicians they should transparently design systems to discriminate positively and wisely towards the poorest. It chimes also with the thesis that Manmohan Singh developed at Cambridge University in the 1950s : exploring how to design economics models so that they compound no underclasses with or cross national borders

 

The simple rule by which your generation could octuple Britain's real national income during the 40 years of marvelously increasing computer technology which will be your working lives. That rule, sir, is never, never, allow politicians to pinch and spend more than a quarter of GDP. Everything will be so easy for the poorest of your contemporaries if only you understand that." Norman “Beyond Normalcy http://yunusforum.net/?p=80 " Macrae, 1996 Oxford Union Debate with the Honorable Michael Foot Opposing the Motion

 

Three of the greatest microeconomists to have played on our planet’s most humanly energising stages were 2 Scots James Wilson (Entrepreneur, MP, Founder of The Economist to boot out 90% of Peer Maps) and Adam Smith (he of how to build communities and Free markets) and Walter Bagehot (first professional editor of The Economist –an institution whose purpose as well as shares was owned by sisters in law for two generations demonstrating that alongside social business, another goodwill multiplying model befitting entrepreneurship cam be  family business) . These men whose process became governed by an empowering  feminine culture transformed  a nation’s constitution (its ruling monarchy) from the worst of empiring over people ,which included slavetrading, to commonwealth. In so doing, they prevented the bloody origin of the word entrepreneurship whose “between take” of assets refers to the big questions of  Liberation & Equality the French were set to debate almost endlessly: having cut off the heads of monarchy who were monopolizing productive assets , will we compound better social and business models? Salut The French, and particularly European hero Jean Monnet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cquLPtZ3tkA who had to patently wait to 2005 for the commencement of a full resolution to their global entrepreneurial challenge - when France’s and the world’s first sustainability luncheon was hosted, a story books such as Building Social Business will be made of for centuries to come.

 

For transatlantic citizens it is also fitting that the first Global Microeconomist summit is rumored to occur on 4th July 2010 in Glasgow . Of course the Boston Tea Party was relatively bloodless and so a highly economical way to launch the brand DNA of the greatest entrepreneur nation humans had constituted. It thrived generating sustainability’s rising exponentials for nearly 2 centuries until it ultimately got drowned in too much commercial tv spotting. http://www.ushistory.org/Declaration/document/

 

REPRISE: THE MOST OPTIMISTIC ENDING OF A MILLENNIUM

Yet in entrepreneurial worlds,  hope springs eternal with each new generation, the more they discover how to network micro to inter to macro not mass media's other dumbing down way round. Thanks to the rather unlikely trio of Crusaders ( musician Sam, politician Hilary and queen Sofia of  Spain)  the greatest ever networking series of peoples summits started in 1997 and have spread that yes we can ideology:  “our communities can plant and compound microeconomic systems" , and we can declare millennoum goals and relentlessly demand that all 7 billion people  help to action or testify to their achievement

 

So: Why Not Enjoy The 2010s by celebrating the start to an order of magnitude more economic networking age as long as all of our children know which are entrepreneurship’s "whole truth" stories. The microentreprenuerial ones most worthy of our time’s social dramatics becuase they help everyone to communally live to discover our creativity insides. Then, entrepreneurship parties may unite in the best of collaboration and competition all over the world in races with greatest goals such as poverty museums everywhere . If Peter Drucker’s knowledge co-worker maps are correct (and readers of Von Neumann’s biography know that they risk little by betting that they are), such above zero-sum games will openly and naturally lead to 50 times more productivity for all within 2 generations.

 

Credit for the future is also due to the New Vikings http://www.knowledgeboard.com/item/2556/23/5/3 . In 1996, Norwegians played a serendipitous role in the greatest global village happening yet to mend digital divides- Grameen' Mobile telephone lady who set to out to turn the bank’s 125000 village market centers into networked knowhow hubs. Ten years later shocked by a Norwegian corporation’s uncaring use of Grameen brand, the Nobel Prize committee decided the least they could do in recompense was to award each of Dr Yunus and the nearly 8 million female members of Grameen half a Nobel prize.

 

Noble futures are curioser than history. First, the Nobel Prize Committee corrected a wee  mistake in summer of 2008 – they had forgotten to include Bangladesh’s model youth generation in the celebrations so they came to Dhaka and opened  poverty museum inviting 1000 youth to be its inaugural guests. Unless you are familiar with “herstory” of Microcredit’s mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, you my feel tht The Nobel Jury then test marketed the biggest future shock in their history. In 2009, they awarded the Noble prize to what seemed to many to be the bailout drowning President Obama. As innovation inflection points transform,  American’s greatest community builder knew how to use such a worldwide prize just as Aladdin would a lamp. Within 6 months he was launching the President’s Entrepreneurship  summit between 60  Eastern and Western nations. The great success of the inauguration of this in April 2010 will get better and happier – next stop Turkey 2011.  http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2010/April/20100426195555sblebahc0.6099207.html

OXFORD UNION DEBATE 

Growth depends on never letting politicians spend more than one quarter of GDP, May 1996

For the Motion: Mr Norman Macrae (aka The Economist's Unacknowledged Giant) : references 1

"Mr President, Sir,

On the night I was conceived in 1922, by a then junior British diplomat in New York, the lucky Americans similarly enjoying themselves around him had only 8% of their GPs spent by politicians. So Americans in that decade brought the world's cleanest environment revolution, as they triumphed over that pollutant vehicle the horse, put mankind on motor cars' wheels, and built sudden industrial strength which alone meant that Hitler, who by my 18th Christmas in 1941 held Europe from Atlantic to 20 miles from Moscow, was not quite strong enough to shove into gas ovens tiresomely argumentative people like me - and it would later, sir, have been you and all those so happily arguing still in this House.

After the war, we dinosaurs doddered. As I think the second oldest speaker tonight, I am properly desolate, sir, that we hand on to you of my granddaughters' generation an advanced world, at present divided into what comprehensive schoolteachers would call three halves.

In the 15 countries of our west European home, politicians spend between 42% and 63% of our GDPs, in deadening ways so job-losing and so sclerotic that - has old Oxford not noticed this, or does its brain hurt? - unemployment, especially for those whose European youth has been less gilded than yours, rises at each comparable stage of each successive trade cycle, and must thus continue until you see why.


Politicians' spend of GDP dwindles to "only" 35% in Europe's next two clear competitor countries. In America and in Japan which I briefly economically advised 35 years ago when its real GDP at yen exchange rate was one eighth of what it is now. The surge after 1950 by Hiroshimaed Japan in (eg) life expectancy (49 years for a Japanese in 1950, way over our 79 for its old ladies now) - plus its leapfrog beyond us in living standards, in education for its humblest inter-city children circa six times better than ours, in lower crime - was to us who tended it then by far the most exciting sudden forward leap in all the economic history of the world. Do note that it started, and had its main impetus, when its politicians spent only 24% of its GDP. In both Japan and America state spending has been subjected to an upward creep - a good soubriquet, that, for Clinton and Blair and Hashimoto - but since politicians' GDP pinch is still curbed to only 35%, both still exceed Europe in faster innovation and thus fuller employment.


The 1950s-1960s role of Japan is now carried forward by the third group of competitors poised to pinch our patrimony. The Hong Kongs and Singapores, which were coolie countries when I first saw them, have duly passed Britain in living standards, in inner city non-yobdom, in far better education than ours for the mass of their 17 year olds - even though, no sir, because their politicians spend, by IMF valuation, only 18% of their GDPs.

Has the penny really not dropped among Oxford's dreaming spires? When technology surges forward as in this computer age, the new wealth of nations springs from three main manifestations of human wit. One, a relentless daily search among a million competing profit centres on how best next to improve use of that technology next morning. Second, maximum competition in forecasting and guessing and experimenting with what the future may bring. Never allow politicians' monopoly in that. Third, I am sorry if this offends, avoid yesterday-cuddling trade unionisation of who does which, when, at what fixed price, and traditionally how. In our lifetime, it has been proven (a) that free markets bring forth those three qualities circa six times more efficaciously than when politicians say "let's appoint a monopoly organisation to produce some bright wheeze like a channel tunnel", ooh; and proven (b) that international institutions and politicians (of all parties) fib incredibly about the statistical results of this.


When Brussels said that communist East Germany had surpassed Harold Wilson's Britain in prosperity, and Ted Heath and a credulous BBC trilled agreement, I went to East Germany. Anybody who noticed a Trabant was not worth a Mercedes, could see East Germany outproduced even Wilson's Britain only in pollution and steroid-drugged lady shot-putters. In its most showpiece factories I assessed productivity at some one-sixth of Wilson's Britain's factories per man and per almost every other unit of input. When the Berlin Wall came down, my assessment proved to have been a little too kind to socialism as usual. If you compared the state factories of North Korea with the private factories of South Korea, you'd get the more dramatic figures typical of Asia. In the early 1990s the nationalised telephone utility of India had 40 times more employees than the privatised telephone utility of Thailand, although little Thailand was then just passing mighty India in the number of telephones actually working.


In Europe, we have the usual figures which might seem rude to the right honourable ex-member of Ebbw Vale. In the dozen years since British steel was privatised, its productivity per man has risen six times. If he says this is because of wicked sackings and shuttings, remember that Oxford's Attlee in 1947 told Britain's then 367,000 coalminers that coming public ownership would ensure nobody producing such valuable stuff as coal would lose his job this century. It is only the long overdue privatisation that can save even 12,000 of those jobs now, but don't let me claw at scabs of old wounds.


The question for your generation, sir, is whether you are going to drive ever more underclass Britons into unemployment by allowing five vital industries (accounting for three quarters of public expenditure) to be run by politicians at circa one sixth the efficiency that freer markets would bring. These are (1) social security insurance; (2) education; (3) health insurance; (4) a regulatory bureaucracy now five times larger than in Kaiser Wilhelm's Prussia; (5) crime non-prevention.


In education you will have to move to competitive vouchers, with payments highest for those who set up competitive schools in the worst inner cities, where state teaching of both facts and behaviour has incredibly declined in the past 50 years, while private industry has spread once unimaginable durables like colour tvs from 0 to 98% of households. One part of education (assessing by computer a particular child's learning pattern, seizing from that the next questions or facts to impart) will become telecommunicable from far countries. Bovine politicians don't see the same is true of social security insurance (if clients choose to stick to behaviourial norms like staying in married families, you can insure them and theirs far more cheaply against most social ills), and in health insurance (where doctors from Singapore will diagnose the right medical and diet regimes for the tummy from Wigan just X-rayed down their screens). The world's greatest experts on these three and other telecommutable subjects will congregate in the lands with lowest taxation, and all of you voting against tonight's motion will just be brutalising, ruining and killing poorer people if you say that's jolly unfair to British politicians' monopoly welfare state.


Crime rates will depend on whether you elect over-arrogant politicians. In the first decade of my life America produced gangsterdom as well as boom, because its politicians (in a folly my dad said would never be repeated) decreed alcohol could only be sold by Capone's vicious criminals. In this last decade of my life two-thirds of British crime is drug-related, because politicians decree sales of other drugs must be profitably reserved only for criminals. Under any sensible tax plus licensing regime such as we now have for alcohol, you don't get 15-year olds hooked on a wild and muggery-necessitating £200 a day alcohol mania, because a pub, fearing a loss of licence, would refer any such client for special treatment. In crime prevention we will also have to move to the methods of Japan, which has one seventh as many lawyers as we, a court system based on "did he do it, and how most cheaply to stop him doing it again?" which does not include stuffing hordes into expensive British prisons which statistically make inmates more likely to reoffend.


Can you see any other trade apart from heavily trade unionised British prison screws who have actual negative gross production? Yes, a few feet away. A chart from that Swedish Royal Commission chaired by the profs who award the Nobel prize in economics showed that the most effective number of members of parliament for a country of Britain's size would be 90-something. We have 651, and for the imminent general election they have pushed it up to 659 jobs for the boys.


I'd like to end on a more kindly note. If I'd been told in youth that politicians would spend 42% of Britain's GDP, which is more than Hitler spent of Germany's GDP in 1937, I'd have assumed we would by now be living under a monstrous tyranny. After 50 years of reporting on parliament, let me end with my favourite story which shows it just as an elephant's joke. The story is denied by the two self-credulous politicians concerned, but confirmed by the Americans who observed it. One day in the mid-80s, a party of American tourists was as usual being shown reverently around the palace of Westminster. The Lord Chancellor of England appeared in full gig on a staircase above them, and he needed to talk, on some matter of altering a timetable, to the Right Hon gent's successor as Labour leader who was disappearing down a corridor the other way. so Lord Chancellor Hailsham, in full-bottomed wig and black and gold robe, called to the other by his Christian name. Over the heads of the American tourists, he bellowed "Neil".


Instantly, and without hesitation, all the American tourists in the middle fell fully to their knees. A similar obsequiousness is not required to all the forecasts I have shouted at you this evening. A small genuflection will suffice to the simple rule by which your generation could octuple Britain's real national income during the 40 years of marvellously increasing computer technology which will be your working lives. That rule, sir, is never, never, allow politicians to pinch and spend more than a quarter of GDP. Everything will be so easy for the poorest of your contemporaries if only you understand that."

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Growth depends on never letting politicians spend more than one quarter of GDP

Oxford Union Debate of 30 May 1996



For the motion : Norman Macrae (CBE and Japanese Order of the Rising Sun), economist, market futurologist, writer of over 2000 editorials, mainly retired after 5 decades of journalism at The Economist and The Sunday Times

Against the motion: Rt Honourable Michael Foot, UK Member of Parliament for Plymouth (1945-1955), Ebbw Vale (1960-1983), Leader of the Labour Party (1980-1983) and succeeded by Rt Hon Neil Kinnock (1983-1992)




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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

our entry for oxbridge at http://yunuscity.ning.com
we welcome questions/editing suggestions chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Foundation Norman Macrae Family Tree has more associations with Oxbridge than any other alma maters. see our web http://www.obridge.tv


one of the first branches of entrepreneurial revolution to split from The Economist's 1976 vocabulary was the "social entrepreneur" according to diary correspondence: bill drayton claims to have coined this term in 1978


around 2003 jeff skoll proposed that 16 dvds be made of 6 top world entrepreneurs - the 2 bangladeshi greats sir fazle abed and muhammad yunus; bill drayton and apparently 3 choices of drayton's ashoka - 2 reflecting his legislation culture peter eigen (german whose experience at world bank led him to retire to create transparency intenational) and american Tepper-Marlin (of social accountability international) and ashoka's Brazilian friend Oded Grajew (a co-founder of world social forum) = skoll who had made hundreds of millions as first ceo of ebay then went on to make oxford an academic base for world championships of social entrepren... -neither of Marlin's or Grajew's attempts to reform Corporate Social Responsibility have had anything like the impact of John Mackey' Conscious Capitalism network- nor have they related to the economic modeling challenge of compound risk first punlished year 2000 by brookings/georgetown as unseen wealth- a movement that would have been as war,ly welcomed if AL Gore had become president than it was by Bush (sponsored as he was by texan oil, arms, enrons, and andersens)


back in usa this rather mixed group of 6 (of whom only yunus and abed have behavioural characteristics normally valued by entrepreneurs) led to lots of support including that from bill drayton's old gandhian friend when they were young in the 1960s " larry brilliant" who had just been headhunted for google.org - thus attention got diluted from the extraordinary win-win-win modelling of abed and yunus


over in switzerland - the extraordinary energies of brazilian ptresident lula -led schwab to set up a special entrepreneur foundationwing as one thread of its world economic forum


back in usa larry brilliant left google.org to go world with skoll at his division of reality disaster movies of which Gore's Inconvenient Truth had been an early case


today al gore's sustainability investment for generationig has a british arm led by david blood who is pioneering social impact bonds with sir ronald cohen (social finance UK US BIgSociety Capital SafeBanks) that the eu claims to be its last chance to get youth back to world on the most vital social solutions needed by communities all over the continent

1:53 pm edt 

Saturday, December 13, 2008

After a 20 month absence, Dr Yunus returned to the Sheldonian 2 Dec 08 - this time to be celebrated by youth and the vice chancellor - they cheered his message differentiating social busiess entrepreneurships from other social movements and unsustainable business systems including wall street's global banking. 

below we bring back an oxford union debate from the macrae family archives and then display some notes which the Romanes oxford talk motivated us to send to DR Yunus in Dhaka for publication in a leaflet on why soicial business is the missing solution of human sustainability if only we can get enough people who make decisions in trillion dlar marketplaces to partner with it


 
The Oxford (& Cambdrige ) Union Debates, at their best , free up curiosity way beyond conventional wisdom. As it increasingly looks as if globalisation's conventional wisdom has spun a wrong spiral, now would be the best of times if people everywhere were empowered by this excellent dialogue format
Here's a golden oldie (well 1996 if that's old!)

Growth depends on never letting politicians spend more than one quarter of GDP

Oxford Union Debate of 30 May 1996



For the motion : Norman Macrae (CBE and Japanese Order of the Rising Sun), economist, market futurologist, writer of over 2000 editorials, mainly retired after 5 decades of journalism at The Economist and The Sunday Times

Against the motion: Rt Honourable Michael Foot, UK Member of Parliament for Plymouth (1945-1955), Ebbw Vale (1960-1983), Leader of the Labour Party (1980-1983) and succeeded by Rt Hon Neil Kinnock (1983-1992)



Original text for debate forwarded by Norman Macrae

"Mr President, Sir,

On the night I was conceived in 1922, by a then junior British diplomat in New York, the lucky Americans similarly enjoying themselves around him had only 8% of their GPs spent by politicians. So Americans in that decade brought the world's cleanest environment revolution, as they triumphed over that pollutant vehicle the horse, put mankind on motor cars' wheels, and built sudden industrial strength which alone meant that Hitler, who by my 18th Christmas in 1941 held Europe from Atlantic to 20 miles from Moscow, was not quite strong enough to shove into gas ovens tiresomely argumentative people like me - and it would later, sir, have been you and all those so happily arguing still in this House.

After the war, we dinosaurs doddered. As I think the second oldest speaker tonight, I am properly desolate, sir, that we hand on to you of my granddaughters' generation an advanced world, at present divided into what comprehensive schoolteachers would call three halves.

In the 15 countries of our west European home, politicians spend between 42% and 63% of our GDPs, in deadening ways so job-losing and so sclerotic that - has old Oxford not noticed this, or does its brain hurt? - unemployment, especially for those whose European youth has been less gilded than yours, rises at each comparable stage of each successive trade cycle, and must thus continue until you see why.


Politicians' spend of GDP dwindles to "only" 35% in Europe's next two clear competitor countries. In America and in Japan which I briefly economically advised 35 years ago when its real GDP at yen exchange rate was one eighth of what it is now. The surge after 1950 by Hiroshimaed Japan in (eg) life expectancy (49 years for a Japanese in 1950, way over our 79 for its old ladies now) - plus its leapfrog beyond us in living standards, in education for its humblest inter-city children circa six times better than ours, in lower crime - was to us who tended it then by far the most exciting sudden forward leap in all the economic history of the world. Do note that it started, and had its main impetus, when its politicians spent only 24% of its GDP. In both Japan and America state spending has been subjected to an upward creep - a good soubriquet, that, for Clinton and Blair and Hashimoto - but since politicians' GDP pinch is still curbed to only 35%, both still exceed Europe in faster innovation and thus fuller employment.


The 1950s-1960s role of Japan is now carried forward by the third group of competitors poised to pinch our patrimony. The Hong Kongs and Singapores, which were coolie countries when I first saw them, have duly passed Britain in living standards, in inner city non-yobdom, in far better education than ours for the mass of their 17 year olds - even though, no sir, because their politicians spend, by IMF valuation, only 18% of their GDPs.

Has the penny really not dropped among Oxford's dreaming spires? When technology surges forward as in this computer age, the new wealth of nations springs from three main manifestations of human wit. One, a relentless daily search among a million competing profit centres on how best next to improve use of that technology next morning. Second, maximum competition in forecasting and guessing and experimenting with what the future may bring. Never allow politicians' monopoly in that. Third, I am sorry if this offends, avoid yesterday-cuddling trade unionisation of who does which, when, at what fixed price, and traditionally how. In our lifetime, it has been proven (a) that free markets bring forth those three qualities circa six times more efficaciously than when politicians say "let's appoint a monopoly organisation to produce some bright wheeze like a channel tunnel", ooh; and proven (b) that international institutions and politicians (of all parties) fib incredibly about the statistical results of this.


When Brussels said that communist East Germany had surpassed Harold Wilson's Britain in prosperity, and Ted Heath and a credulous BBC trilled agreement, I went to East Germany. Anybody who noticed a Trabant was not worth a Mercedes, could see East Germany outproduced even Wilson's Britain only in pollution and steroid-drugged lady shot-putters. In its most showpiece factories I assessed productivity at some one-sixth of Wilson's Britain's factories per man and per almost every other unit of input. When the Berlin Wall came down, my assessment proved to have been a little too kind to socialism as usual. If you compared the state factories of North Korea with the private factories of South Korea, you'd get the more dramatic figures typical of Asia. In the early 1990s the nationalised telephone utility of India had 40 times more employees than the privatised telephone utility of Thailand, although little Thailand was then just passing mighty India in the number of telephones actually working.


In Europe, we have the usual figures which might seem rude to the right honourable ex-member of Ebbw Vale. In the dozen years since British steel was privatised, its productivity per man has risen six times. If he says this is because of wicked sackings and shuttings, remember that Oxford's Attlee in 1947 told Britain's then 367,000 coalminers that coming public ownership would ensure nobody producing such valuable stuff as coal would lose his job this century. It is only the long overdue privatisation that can save even 12,000 of those jobs now, but don't let me claw at scabs of old wounds.


The question for your generation, sir, is whether you are going to drive ever more underclass Britons into unemployment by allowing five vital industries (accounting for three quarters of public expenditure) to be run by politicians at circa one sixth the efficiency that freer markets would bring. These are (1) social security insurance; (2) education; (3) health insurance; (4) a regulatory bureaucracy now five times larger than in Kaiser Wilhelm's Prussia; (5) crime non-prevention.


In education you will have to move to competitive vouchers, with payments highest for those who set up competitive schools in the worst inner cities, where state teaching of both facts and behaviour has incredibly declined in the past 50 years, while private industry has spread once unimaginable durables like colour tvs from 0 to 98% of households. One part of education (assessing by computer a particular child's learning pattern, seizing from that the next questions or facts to impart) will become telecommunicable from far countries. Bovine politicians don't see the same is true of social security insurance (if clients choose to stick to behaviourial norms like staying in married families, you can insure them and theirs far more cheaply against most social ills), and in health insurance (where doctors from Singapore will diagnose the right medical and diet regimes for the tummy from Wigan just X-rayed down their screens). The world's greatest experts on these three and other telecommutable subjects will congregate in the lands with lowest taxation, and all of you voting against tonight's motion will just be brutalising, ruining and killing poorer people if you say that's jolly unfair to British politicians' monopoly welfare state.


Crime rates will depend on whether you elect over-arrogant politicians. In the first decade of my life America produced gangsterdom as well as boom, because its politicians (in a folly my dad said would never be repeated) decreed alcohol could only be sold by Capone's vicious criminals. In this last decade of my life two-thirds of British crime is drug-related, because politicians decree sales of other drugs must be profitably reserved only for criminals. Under any sensible tax plus licensing regime such as we now have for alcohol, you don't get 15-year olds hooked on a wild and muggery-necessitating £200 a day alcohol mania, because a pub, fearing a loss of licence, would refer any such client for special treatment. In crime prevention we will also have to move to the methods of Japan, which has one seventh as many lawyers as we, a court system based on "did he do it, and how most cheaply to stop him doing it again?" which does not include stuffing hordes into expensive British prisons which statistically make inmates more likely to reoffend.


Can you see any other trade apart from heavily trade unionised British prison screws who have actual negative gross production? Yes, a few feet away. A chart from that Swedish Royal Commission chaired by the profs who award the Nobel prize in economics showed that the most effective number of members of parliament for a country of Britain's size would be 90-something. We have 651, and for the imminent general election they have pushed it up to 659 jobs for the boys.


I'd like to end on a more kindly note. If I'd been told in youth that politicians would spend 42% of Britain's GDP, which is more than Hitler spent of Germany's GDP in 1937, I'd have assumed we would by now be living under a monstrous tyranny. After 50 years of reporting on parliament, let me end with my favourite story which shows it just as an elephant's joke. The story is denied by the two self-credulous politicians concerned, but confirmed by the Americans who observed it. One day in the mid-80s, a party of American tourists was as usual being shown reverently around the palace of Westminster. The Lord Chancellor of England appeared in full gig on a staircase above them, and he needed to talk, on some matter of altering a timetable, to the Right Hon gent's successor as Labour leader who was disappearing down a corridor the other way. so Lord Chancellor Hailsham, in full-bottomed wig and black and gold robe, called to the other by his Christian name. Over the heads of the American tourists, he bellowed "Neil".


Instantly, and without hesitation, all the American tourists in the middle fell fully to their knees. A similar obsequiousness is not required to all the forecasts I have shouted at you this evening. A small genuflection will suffice to the simple rule by which your generation could octuple Britain's real national income during the 40 years of marvellously increasing computer technology which will be your working lives. That rule, sir, is never, never, allow politicians to pinch and spend more than a quarter of GDP. Everything will be so easy for the poorest of your contemporaries if only you understand that."





what is social business and what are the famous 5 collaboration movements that Yunus and 100000 Bangaldeshis have united the sustainability investment world round in the last 30 years?


1 What is

SOCIAL BUSINESS?

The most exciting entrepreneurial game people play ...

2 What is MICROCREDIT? Designing the safest banking system so that the poorest are also included in developing the world

3 What is MICROSUMMIT?

Designing human processes around opportunity to gravitate collaborative networking to the most urgent sustainability goals of our worldwide generation

4 What is FUTURE CAPITALISM?

Designing partnerships to innovate the most vital human services that integration of global and local free markets can sustain

5 What is Trillion Dollar Industry Sector Sustainability?  Joyfully mediating markets to be free to engage in severe contests between intelligence, which presses forward, and an unworthy, timid ignorance obstructing our progress.


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1 What is Social Business? The most exciting entrepreneurial game people play.

To be a success, Social Business requires integration of 3 challenging solutions into one organisational design:

A) Serving a purpose so important to human life that you’re entrusted a free loan to bring the organisation to life

B) Prove business model’s sustainability by achieving a communal surplus of cashflow every cycle

C) Reinvest surplus to improve system or to replicate its networking reach with partners who will need collaboration support

If you are successful in focusing invention, sustenance and open replication of a Social Business, you will be involved in integrating one of the most purposeful organisational systems in the world. However micro your organisation: aim to become a market’s or a network’s centre of gravity capable of wholly attracting communal pride. Just do it by truly connecting individual passions to make a difference - web weaving together the future of people’s productive lifetimes.

FREE MARKETING OF END POVERTY

Muhammad Yunus Nobel Laureate Acceptance Speech 2006

Almost all social economics problems of the world will be addressed through the social business ...

The challenge is to innovate business models in such vital contexts as health care for the poor, financial services for the poor, information technology for the poor, education and training for the poor, marketing for the poor, renewable energy for the poor

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Gordon Brown to Muhammad Yunus, 10 Downing Street 21 April 2008: There is so much goodwill around what you are doing

Being a Social Business means that positive cashflow recycles every social business dollar invested over and over. This is in stark contrast with the dynamics of the traditional charity with its one-time spend of every dollar fundraised. However in many other respects, the social business strategy dares to selectively break with rules that MBAs are trained to standardise.

A better for the world organisation does not need to be fronted by image-making advertisements:  reality-making is the purpose which a Social Business inspires people to gravitate around.

The Social Business investment celebrates community-rising exponentials, ie sustainable growth over time. The organisational system needs to be mapped the other way round from management powering over people. Quite simply, empowerment’s authority to lead is seen through the transparency of an open win-win-win system - one that networks through local franchise replication. It does this to continuously generate the most service buzz and to multiply more human goodwill than competitors whose performance is only measured by quarterly extraction.  


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Thursday, November 13, 2008

California: Dr Yunus receives hi-tech Global Humanitarian award for ending Digital Divides with mobile phones introduced into rural Bangladesh in 1996. Today, Grameen Solutions and Bangladesh are a world leading partner in designing new mobile businesses - eg bank a billion with partner in India
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