Why not design future around 7 billion wonderful livelihoods


diversity gamechangers in washington dc admin are rare- can raimondo be one? biden ai panel boldly goes where dc never has since v neumann

Saturday, December 25, 1999

uk & italy

instead of brewing up hatred could HIStory -or at least HERstory - have ever been the study of love of each others peoples and the extraordinary regional diversity of mother earth. there seemed to be a chance out of italy during the first half of millennium 2 if you celebrate the trading visions of marco polo and how at that time the med sea was the happiest trading bay the west would ever see, the missionary views of st francis, and their love of artistic which italy's wealthiest community builders   celebrated; if ultimately sustianability is the quest for designing global in which whaever locality the next child is born she has a chance to shine - then we need education ro over-rule big organisation economics and return to the small enterprise transparency of value cains and how unlike the zero sum games of the thing consumption age, life critical knowhow netwrking multiplies valuein us

livesmatter rome starts at

vatican university premiosciacca

club of romes green and nobel peace summit attempts to learn ways foward

the newly excavared collisseum turned into the museum of borderless youth cultures

part 1 of uk and italy - changing the world

he old/known world up to just before 1500 consisted of the tri-continent land-bridged in part of Asia famous for being where pilgrims of golden religions 

during the first 500 years of millennoum 2 italy still mastered over the old world- it had gone from an aggressive empire to a win-win trader across the med sea and at the western end of the only overland world trade route - the silk road; at the oriental end we know from the world's first travel tourist marco polo that if you reached theriver city of hangzouyou came across the greatest collection od market stalls f any city; inland hangzou was at the end of the longest canal ever built up to beijoing; if you sialed out of theriver you would go north by modernday shangk=hai and enjoy extraordinary win-win trades with northern china korea and japan; 

strangely when rumors circulted that the world was round. italy most afressive sailors hored themselves out to portugal spain and then the united kingdom; spain and portugal thus didided up latin america as part of their empires; the brits wre the first to civilise the new england coat chased by the netherlands new york; france parts of  what became canada and loiusiana; whilst the british were repelled in 1776, their big ships now backed up by glasgow's pioneering of the age of humans and machines doubled up in colonising most of europe

whilt iyaly declied as britain grew, there was little direct competition between british and italian navies; it was much much later the suez canal was built so italy was furthest away from the action


lets leap to the role uk-italy most need to win-win if 10 yrears to sustain our species is the purpose italy and uk want to contribute by with and from the UN and what were once the lingusitic mother tingues of western old world meets asia's east and africa's south

in 1976 the economist published what this entreprenurial revolution would take and romano prodi was the first european to gospelise this in his mother tongue; he played a role before being drawn into the big bureaucratics of the eu that possibly f=jf kennedy if he had lived would have played in being not just a beliner but a tokyoite

whatever italy's world might have harmonised quickly disappeared as the big mercantile era took over; and as european empires drew narion borders ove most of the old world, it was the english that led the antithesis of goodwill across nations to 1760 when the start of the age of humans and machines added another variable

all of this seemed to have passed italy by for the odd reasons that the med sea became the dead end to world shipping unit the suez canal was built and by that time italy was out of shipbuilding and determing world trade routes; with the exception of the dreaded mafia it could be argued that italians got on with making the most of enjoying being a manly coatal nation until the awful mussolini took over politcs; which probably explains why italians have not trusted national politicians ever since; yet if the european union was to bring south north balance italy needed to play a strongly consistent role in triangularising the big 3 of the 6 that founded the european union; unfortunately it doesnt seem to have played the southern eastern role the way that was most needed as the eu took shape between 1955-1963; read romano prodi for chapter and verse- he gave extrordinary open briefings to student beijing diplomats in 2016/7 until a cultural blindness of terrifyng proprtions took over the usa in the face of donald trump just when youth had been ptomised a 15 year race to sdgs; so what has this got to do with uk-italy- well quite probably all this dreadful lack of commn sense in media- the extreme opposite of what adam smith would have meant by social/moral sentiments became the final brexit straw; whatever else sustainability needs 7.5 billion human beinggs desiging systems that are bottom up and open not nationalist separate; have we really forgotten the lessons of everything that went wrong in europe's 1930s; 


however italy's rule over religion - catholicism- was replaced by the  royal church of england; while france span portugal retained cathic faiths - however these always networked 2 different idoelogies -the community sustainable ffanciscans and the bossy jesuits

net net even in world war 2 its unclear that england and italy caused a lot of mutual hatreds; my knowledge of mussolini is ot big but he seems to have blindly followedhitler while not necessaily wanting to join in the project of ruling the whole of europe

to the extent that the uk is now the oursider of the eu one could argue that 2 empires that have declined back to not much more than their opulation weights have peoples who jusrt want to get back to building their potentially beuatiful countries rather than join inthe games of whose idelogy rules the world

of ciurse peculairly italy retains a huge relationship across the world through catholicism and brits relationship is now mainly due to how muck knowledge has been published in englush- still just about the worlds main business language


Friday, December 24, 1999

uk and france

 schooled at wimbledon 6th to 10th grade 1962-6 nothing turned me off like history- my problem was we started with the romans and never got to thast 100 years- only uch later did i realise that either nobody agreed on hisry 1860-1960 or oxford and cambridge certification biards did not think it politicto examine kids on how british empire was root cause of 2 world wars and almost nuclear extinction

rge sad thing is: if we had been online when i went to school maybe we could have been examined on the curriculum of the united nations albeit years 0 to 17 which at least from the poibnt of american gifts to the world would have been timely - giftd such as jfk von neumann borlaug deming

what you may ask has this to do with what team biden neds to know about uk and france if the triad of the 2 main english speakinfg nations and the french is finally rto spread sustainability

while quite frankly in the absemce of histiry curricula of the last 100 years probably all you need to read is 1066 and all that- its the nearest written account to the only 3 things the bbc ever did that i am sure i am glad of- let david attenborough have a free voice, end any belief in bbc news broadcasting with monty python, be where david frost cut his teeth with that was the week rthat was efre dethroning nnixon

1066 and all that strarts with the last time britain was invaded ie by france and how over the next 850 years it was fashionable for the rulers of uk and france to see how much these nations hated each other while my own experience at the people level is nothing is more fun than a holiday in eachothers place;

from 1914 histiry really gets strange - if it is true that the root cause of the world wars was empires like britain and frabce colonising so much of the ld world; then britain's adavantage as an island was franes disadvantage as a continental piesce- in other words britain twice had to save the french people from being destroyed by wars but of course in both cases would not have been so useful with out calling on the americans

anyway since the birth of the european union - we have winessed the tragi-comedy of was the union designed so france-germany could ge their own back on britain saving the continent of europe that during the first half of the 20th c they messed up- which brings us to why while i was a teen i wish i had been examined on the curricula of the un and of kennedy, von neumanndeming and borlaug- and wish all french teens had too- its strange how linerar education is designed to really mess up kids - you are a student until you fai to pas an exam even now as wat a young person needs to learn next f they are to be the sdg generaion is chninging faster than teachers and examiners can keep up with

here's an extract from www.youthmarkets.com where you will see a lot more on educational change urgently needed and ironically who at the un has the mot power over education - the french at unesco, oecd

trillion dollar markets as systems -which market purposes most explain exponential destruction or sustaimability of which un goals?

health as an sdg system

waste and water as a system -which segment of ciries see this as most urgent challenge

-what other segments do smart sister cities see as their most urgent sustainability innovation to solve?

education as an sdg meta-system and how many trillion dollar sub-systems

transparency of professions with monoploies to score as a system

machine energy as an sdg system

Monday, December 20, 1999

germany and us

 in 1988 i helped develop the genre of place and nation branding- basically the hypothesis is the welfare/sustainability of a nations people now depends on every bit as much vision-pupose consistency as global corporations

germany is one of those countries which seems to graviate its ourpose consistently through all chanels; a key question becomes what do political parties restrict themselves to presentining opposite views on while maintaing consistency on everything else

there are of course some things that surpise external watchers of the european union

why is it that every other nation subsidises germany's trade even though germany is much the strongest- and sine reuification far the largest

how i it that while germany is provably the equal in engineering depth and capability of usa, japan or china- the strt up scene on leading edge tech across the whole of the eu let alone germany is underwhelming at least in terms of what excites the younger half of the world and their wish to be the first sustainability generation

how does the dependence of germany on russian energy spillover so that the whole of the eu has turned a bind eye eg to ukraine

in the case of the eu it takes many to be a union, but germany is so much the dominant decision maker in the eu that president biden's tesm might wish to understand - if 2021 is truly to lead forwrd on climate, ppst covid and livesmatter- which of these purposes is germany world innovator or just part of the pack on - and why