Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Diaries of refugees fascinate us wherever they clarify which maps humans trade round are 
above zero sum- eg systems designed by mathematicians- we can all agree arabian numerals are better than Roman MCXLVI for computing, Unfortunately refugeed can be defined as being in places where below zeo sum trading turns into wars,

If there is a silver lining it is that (mainly  jewish) refugees from 20th C world wards became the GOATS of msths and emigrated from Swiss corrodor born 1865 (actually HAGS - hungsry auustria getrmany swiss) 
From 1951 Von Neumann on behalf of Goats asked Scottsh Diaspora members of my family and The Economist to diarise the most valuable refugee scoop of all- what good can humans unite with 100 times more tech every decade- our diaries call 2nd half of 20th c the tele2 ers; 
within 5 years of Von Neumann's death The Economist was regularly reporting leaps from 5 hi-tech vcorroidors and their intersections for the good of 20% Atlantic people, 70% Pacifica, and the 10% ot 100% who might most need to be concerned with the arcic circles or the equator where mostknown  energy resources map

neumsnn ws psrtivulrly concerned with 80 years 2025-1945- in other words how tele2 revolved into what those who value UN goals now call web1-2-3. His networks had seen the 80 years 1945 to 1865 spiral into 2 world wars dominated by 7 western empires plus Japan (the G8). If with the birth of the UN there was to be an orer of magnitide more tech per decade than the tele1 era- would the expoential consequences for the human race by 2025 would be either much better or much worse than world wars? See our overtime 2030-2025 debate and mu8c more at Neumann.ning.com

Scots in 1700s became diarists of what the heck was London's world trade capital up to from start of 1500s ,pst transparently recoder in Adam Smiths bookd morals 1758, nationsd 1776. After a gap to 1843 The Economist bevame Queen Victoria's diarist. Before 1500 we refer to Franciscan diaries - was ot possible to turn med sea into a win-win teading ocean with tyhe far east china sea with an overland relay in between. If you want to read all about 0 to 2000 from the viewpoint of the far east we refer to frind Ezra Vogel who sadly died 2021

Friday, December 23, 2022

 Being a teen of 1960s decade of moon landing, I probably hoped that by 2020s economics of refugees would be mainly an item from history but as those of us (von neumann and other alumni) who study the marriage of human and artificial intellect now know - now know with ever more 20th 21st C budget spent on wats between borders , with nature, even with our own youths futures, let alone MAD CONDITIONS SPUN  BY LONELY OLD MEN  PRONE TO WORLD DOMINATION, THERE WILL BE NO PEACE AND PERHAPS NO SPECIES UNLESS WE EMPOWER REFUGEE FAMILIES , AND LEARN

BACK IN 1971 BANGLADESH opened up THE BIGGEST REFUGEE COLLAB IN THE WORLD to understand the relevance of that to 21st C Universities, or to LEADER GUTERRES & TODAY UN2 as well as good  tech and egov or to Bangla ongoing fdevelopment  please start here

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Sear Mother Earth - diaries of diaspora family & friends

 Since getting my masters in statisrics corpus christi cambribdge 1973, i have looked at the maths of mwdia and mediation and education. By now in 2023 I mathematically trust (and have published/archived)  cases that go back through family trees . that's far more than hundreds of competing sub-jargons professional silos as far as designing wen 3,2,1 tele2,1,0 media for next generation celebration goes. Of course I may be biissed by my own family tree- so for transparemcy's sake let me begin with one of those (and i welcome conversation around your family tree- chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

Take dad Norman for example whose searches we try to catch up with at EconomistDiary.com:

homeschooled to 13 in british embassies eg Stalin's Moscow because his dad was  one of Britain's main between the wars sources on the growing evils of hitler & stalin

spent last days as teen navigator allied bomber command burma, now myanmat one of the epicentres of refugee crises

his good fortune of surviving was mulrtiplied by 3 extrordinary teachers who finished off his delayed education as a young adult

keyens dad was in last Cambridge class while returning to complete economics degree corpus christi 

hired by the economist where  ED geoffrey crowther tested him on the newly minted centenary biography of the economist 1943-1843

seconded to new york for year of 1951 where Norman met Von Neumann princeton who asked whetehr economist journalists would want to mediate the scoop: what goods will peoples unite with 100 times more tech per decade? Specifically will the developmet of Artificial Intellects support leaps forward in Sustaining Human Livelihoods of millennials allaround mother earth?

of course the UN had been born (with a species of multilateras from 1945)  to officially mediate that question, to which dad started supplementing 3 kinds of genre, the first 2 platformed with The economist and its local to global readership

-surveys of what people in particular places needed to enjoy families and life more - in addition to EU where dad was only journalisat at 1955's birth messina, dad started annual surveys of places -whose nEWs (EastWEST;NOTH SOUTH) that most puzz;ed him - his old enemy Japan 1962 which he joyfully found to have discovered 2 economic models all asia rising needed as agreed by President kennedy; please remember both of mu family trees are far north diaspora having come form scottish clans but having lived and workded with kind people the world over

Russia 1963, Latin America 1964, S Africa & Algeria ... by 1977 a survey og the half of peoples living East of Iran. These were openly curious reports of what help or mutual exchnages peoples needed next if fmilies were to advance humanity but clarified in languages  relevant to von neumann futurists and moral scottish economics mapamkers Its worth recalling that of the 2 billion beings in 1945 - probably less than quarter had expereinced the tele1 age not having access to electricity grids- so when Neumann asked what goods would peoples unite he and norman were hoping for an era of cooperation not more of the 8 biggest empired designing win-lose trading models with the rest of human being

From about 1970, his 2-week trip  and washington Dc survey of Mr Nixon's America perturbed father- what would be the expoenetial consequences of Nixon's hatred of students and taking the dollar off the gold standard; so as not to confuse discussiosn with macroeconomist supports of big us forces dad started genres of future history and entrepreneurial revolution as well as continuing to argue from all 4 hemisphere's views of the world not just washington DC's consensus. Actually friendly Americans and by now dad's japanese helped helped father as much as anyone in recounting these maps and sysetsmic interactions.

After 35 yeras of weekily reporting out of The Economist 1983, dad was funve years from retirement so i joined him in co-authoring the 2025 report genre- as well as background research for von neumann biography. Neumann had alsways set 2025 - 80 yeras on from end of world war 2 as an audit period for huamnity - hoping that 80 year period woy=uld go better than the first 80 year period of telecoms 1945-1865 which gravitated out oif switzerland with birth of ITU 1865 and the Goats of maths who emigrated from the central euro swiss coordir to be free of hitler/stalin in a way parrallel to Norman's own development 

Does all of this have relevance to the most irgent cooperative innovations humans need today>








Wednesday, October 13, 2021

 if you are graduating in 2025 - 2025report.com latest of 40 years clues of what to be aware of are at this linkedin article of UNwomens  - or if you need very local tour guide rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk 

what to do if you are

under 6 - make sure your community knows eraly childhood play and 30 hour lieteracy traiing ; and nutrition duting uyour first 1000 days

under 11 - make sure you know what age both your family and country guarantee good schools ; we now know that whatever are your last 2 yeras of classroom schooling - get networked in teen apprentice glubs especially id you are a girl; if your library cant digitally app you to a great choice of clubs eg coding arts, nursing, agriculture ... make sure you have ebiugh friends co-searching

... more at www.abedmooc.com

Friday, September 24, 2021

new nations

after 1970
Bangladesh 8th largest population from pakistan from UKMarch 26, 1971
United Arab EmiratesDecember 2, 1971
BahrainDecember 16, 1971
QatarDecember 18, 1971
BahamasJuly 10, 1973
Guinea BissauSeptember 24, 1973
GrenadaFebruary 7, 1974
MozambiqueJune 25, 1975
Cape VerdeJuly 5, 1975
ComorosJuly 6, 1975
São Tomé and PríncipeJuly 12, 1975
Papua New GuineaSeptember 16, 1975
AngolaNovember 11, 1975
SurinameNovember 25, 1975
Western SaharaFebruary 27, 1976
SeychellesJune 29, 1976
DjiboutiJune 27, 1977
Solomon IslandsJuly 7, 1978
TuvaluOctober 1, 1978
DominicaNovember 3, 1978
Saint LuciaFebruary 22, 1979
KiribatiJuly 12, 1979
Saint Vincent & the GrenadinesOctober 27, 1979
BelizeSeptember 21, 1981
Antigua & BarbudaNovember 1, 1981
Northern CyprusSeptember 2, 1983
Saint Kitts and NevisSeptember 19, 1983
BruneiJanuary 1, 1984
LatviaMay 4, 1990
LithuaniaMarch 11, 1990
NamibiaMarch 21, 1990
SloveniaDecember 26 & June 25, 1990
GeorgiaApril 9, 1991
EstoniaAugust 20, 1991
UkraineAugust 24, 1991
MoldovaAugust 27, 1991
KyrgyzstanAugust 31, 1991
UzbekistanSeptember 1, 1991
MacedoniaSeptember 8, 1991
TajikistanSeptember 9, 1991
ArmeniaSeptember 21, 1991
CroatiaOctober 8, 1991
AzerbaijanOctober 18, 1991
TurkmenistanOctober 27, 1991
KazakhstanDecember 16, 1991
Bosnia and HerzegovinaMarch 1, 1992
SlovakiaJuly 17, 1992
Czech RepublicJanuary 1, 1993
EritreaMay 24, 1993
East TimorMay 20, 2002
MontenegroMay 21, 2006
KosovoFebruary 17, 2008
South SudanJuly 9, 2011

hilippinesJune 12, 1898
CubaMay 20, 1902
PanamaNovember 3, 1903
BulgariaSeptember 22, 1908
MongoliaDecember 29, 1911
AlbaniaNovember 28, 1912
IrelandApril 24, 1916
FinlandDecember 6, 1917
LithuaniaFebruary 16, 1918
EstoniaFebruary 24, 1918
GeorgiaMay 26, 1918
ArmeniaMay 28, 1918
AzerbaijanMay 28, 1918
Czech RepublicOctober 28, 1918
PolandNovember 11, 1918
LatviaNovember 18, 1918
UkraineJanuary 22, 1919
AfghanistanAugust 19, 1919
TurkeyOctober 29, 1923
South AfricaDecember 11, 1931
IraqOctober 3, 1932
LebanonNovember 22, 1943
IcelandJune 3, 1944
BelarusJuly 3, 1944
1776 to 1895
United StatesJuly 4, 1776
HaitiJanuary 1, 1804
SerbiaFebruary 15, 1804
EcuadorAugust 10, 1809
ChileFebruary 12, 1810
ColombiaJuly 20, 1810
MexicoSeptember 16, 1810
ParaguayMay 15, 1811
VenezuelaJuly 5, 1811
NorwayMay, 1814
ArgentinaJuly 9, 1816
Costa RicaSeptember 15, 1821
GreeceMarch 25, 1821
PeruJuly 28, 1821
NicaraguaSeptember 15, 1821
HondurasSeptember 15, 1821
GuatemalaSeptember 15, 1821
El SalvadorSeptember 15, 1821
Dominican RepublicDecember 1, 1821
EcuadorMay 24, 1822
BrazilSeptember 7, 1822
BoliviaAugust 6, 1825
UruguayAugust 25, 1825
BelgiumJuly 21, 1831
LiberiaJuly 26, 1847
CanadaJuly, 1867
RomaniaMay 10, 1877
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South KoreaAugust 15, 1945
North KoreaAugust 15, 1945
VietnamSeptember 2, 1945
JordanMay 25, 1946
SyriaApril 17, 1946
PakistanAugust 14, 1947
IndiaAugust 15, 1947
MyanmarJanuary 4, 1948
IsraelBetween April 15 & May 15, 1948 (depending on Hebrew Calendar)
Sri LankaFebruary 4, 1948
LibyaDecember 24, 1951
CambodiaNovember 9, 1953
LaosOctober 22, 1953
AustriaOctober 26, 1955
MoroccoNovember 18, 1955
SudanJanuary 1, 1956
TunisiaMarch 20, 1956
GhanaMarch 6, 1957
MalaysiaAugust 31, 1957
GuineaOctober 2, 1958
CameroonJanuary 1, 1960
SenegalApril 4, 1960
TogoApril 27, 1960
MadagascarJune 26, 1960
Democratic Republic of the CongoJune 30, 1960
SomaliaJuly 1, 1960
BeninAugust 1, 1960
Burkina FasoAugust 5, 1960
NigerAugust 3, 1960
Ivory CoastAugust 7, 1960
Republic of the CongoAugust 15, 1960
GabonAugust 17, 1960
MaliSeptember 22, 1960
NigeriaOctober 1, 1960
CyprusOctober 1, 1960
MauritaniaNovember 28, 1960
KuwaitFebruary 25, 1961
Sierra LeoneApril 27, 1961
TanzaniaDecember 9, 1961
SamoaJune 1, 1962
BurundiJuly 1, 1962
RwandaJuly 1, 1962
AlgeriaJuly 5, 1962
JamaicaAugust 6, 1962
Trinidad & TobagoAugust 31, 1962
UgandaOctober 9, 1962
MalaysiaSeptember 16, 1963
KenyaDecember 12, 1963
MalawiJuly 6, 1964
MaltaSeptember 21, 1964
ZambiaOctober 24, 1964
The GambiaFebruary 18, 1965
MaldivesJuly 26, 1965
SingaporeAugust 9, 1965
ZimbabweNovember 11, 1965
GuyanaMay 26, 1966
BotswanaSeptember 30, 1966
LesothoOctober 4, 1966
BarbadosNovember 30, 1966
AnguillaMay 30, 1967
YemenNovember 30, 1967
NauruJanuary 31, 1968
MauritiusMarch 12, 1968
SwazilandSeptember 6, 1968
Equatorial GuineaOctober 12, 1968
TongaJune 4, 1970
FijiOctober 10, 1970
1900-1945before 1900

Thursday, February 18, 2021

sdgs year 7


Today, the Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) in the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) provides substantive support and capacity-building for the SDGs and their related thematic issues, including waterenergyclimateoceansurbanizationtransportscience and technology, the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR)partnerships and Small Island Developing States. DSDG plays a key role in the evaluation of UN systemwide implementation of the 2030 Agenda and on advocacy and outreach activities relating to the SDGs. In order to make the 2030 Agenda a reality, broad ownership of the SDGs must translate into a strong commitment by all stakeholders to implement the global goals. DSDG aims to help facilitate this engagement.

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

debate of the year - virus who pays

where is this debate opening across societies and borders
now that every person is onlin how do we map a global beyond borders
can boston make a come back with kimuniversity.com
will osun make this curriculum of the year across its 20 plus worldwide scholars webs
will jack ma's second year returning to being youth full time educator turn from olympics of sports celebrities to olympics of local heroes- does community health ai exist as a field if so why dont bezon and ma's beb services unite to show us how ro rock
ater 10 dusastrous statistical mistakes will governors take back escape from the virus world wherever americans most despeately need community action not washigon grandstanding
send us your question on the debate of a lifetime
I once asked who will pay for the COVID? From what I have seen, here are some possibilities
1. Individual taxpayer (no surprise, what else?)
2. Corporate taxpayer (especially those who have made a lot of money during this period)
3. Petro taxes: keeping the retail price constant, the government can cash in on the low petrol prices.
4. Insurance companies (this is what they do).
5. Governments could take debt (so finally taxpayer but spread over the years to our children and grandchildren).
6. Shareholders take risk and should bear risk as far as bankruptcy is concerned. This includes pension funds who took the risk... can't just have gains.
7. Charity.
8. Issue new money (see Milford Bateman's comment below).
9 China pays (can't understand why, wonder which country is going to be charged for Ebola or AIDS or any other illness). Of course, China may say US pays... lets make US great again?
10. Germany pays! This is a new one, in the name of European solidarity. Not so new if one remembers my paper on Greece: the price of access to markets must be social security subsidies for weaker countries. (At that time I hadn't thought of "weak" meaning those more susceptible to a virus, though).
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