20th century intelligence - ending poverty of half world without electricity -although Keynes 1936 (last capter general theiry money inetrest emplymen) asked Economists to take hipocrati oath as the profession that ended extreme poverty, most economists did the opposite. Whats not understandable is how educatirs failed to catalogue the lessons of the handful who bottom-up empowered vilages to collaboratively end poverty. There are mainly 2 inteligences to understand- Borlaug on food; fazle abed on everything that raised life expectancy in tropical viage asia from low 40s to 60s (about 7 below norm of living with electricity and telecomes). Between 1972 and 2001, Abed's lessons catalogued in this mooc had largelu built the nation of Bangladesh and been replicated with help of Unicef's James Grant acroo most tropical asian areas. What's exciting is the valley's mr ad mrs steve jobs invted Fazle Abed to share inteligences 2001 at his 65th birthday party. The Jobs and frineds promised to integrate abed's inteligence into neighborhod university stanfrd which in any event wanted Jobs next great leap the iphone. The Valley told abed to start a university so that women graduates from poor and rich nations could blend inteligence as Abed's bottom of the pyramid vilage began their journey of leapfrog modles now that gridd infarstructures were ni longer needed for sdiar and mobile. Abed could also help redesign the millennium goals which were being greenwashed into a shared worldwide system coding frame by 2016. There re at Abed's 80th birtday party , the easy bitwas checking this mooc was uptodate. The hard bit - what did Abed mean by his wish to headhunt a taiwanese american to head the university's 3rd decade starting 2020?

Wednesday, December 31, 1975

1 2 3 questions nations apply to end poverty -economist 1975 surveys of half worlds people

 across much of asian continent problem definition 0f human development in second half of 20th c

less than 10% of people live in cities; over 90% of health budget goes to cities; main crisis of underemplyment in rural areas - which have no access to electricity grids or other engineering

japam was the main nation to have already solved this and with american occupation this accelerated; after the korea war south korea advanced too

taiwan was the next country to solve this - city superports like hk and singapore didnt have this problem but almost all other asia nations did

so which countries took on what the economist called rural kenesianism and how

the answer reported in the economist surveys of half the worlds people 1975-7 is that china found a way

then countries either with major chinese diaspora or who swapped rural women empowerment solution particualy bangladesh 

the 3 keys:

in some way increase rural health local health capacity -it turned out 20 years of life expectancy depended on massice local basic knowhow

find some way of financing full employement of rural peoples

make sure rural food production is maximised efficiently by networks of small enterprises