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problem 99% of what people value connecting or doing to each other
has changed (and accelerated in last three quarters of a century- while laws, culture and nature's diversity and health are rooted in real-world foundations that took mother earth 1945 years to build with -and that's only using the christian calendar

1995 started our most recent quater of a century with 2 people in Seattle determined to change distribution of consumers' markets - the ideas of how of bezos and jack ma on what this would involve were completely different except that they changed the purpose of being online from education knowledge to buying & selling things -
nb consuming up things is typically a zero-sum game or less if done unsustainable- whereas life-shaping knowhow multiplies value in use
from 1970 to 1995 knowhow needed to end subsistence poverty of over a billion asian villagers was networked person to person by women with no access to electricity grids- their number 1 wrjc involved partnerships linked by fazle abed - borlaug's crop science was one of the big 5 action learnings -its person to person application saved a billion people from starvation; the first 185 years of the machie age started up bl glasgow university's smith an watt in 1760 had brought humans to the 2 world wars; when people from nearly 200 nations founded the united nations at san francisco opera house 1945 chances of species survival looked poor- miraculous;y one mathematician changed that before he died 12 years later- john von neumann's legacy was both the moon race and twin artificial intel labs - one facing pacific ocean out of stanford; the other facing the atlantic out of mit boston .. who are top job creating economists by practice - health -refugee sports green hong kong..where are top tour guides around billionaire 1 2 around poverty,,, we the peoples ...

Thursday, January 1, 1970

George Soros


compare other WRJ here - soros is america's top 2 philantropist along with giving fund of gates/buffett etc...AS FAR AS I CAN SEE
Soros foundations are a case uniquely worth because they have never suffered from one of the ailments of not for profit world which like government seems to absolve itself from the discipline of positive cashflow - see next right;
very best cases of soros:
**south africa seeding fight against apartheid-see far right
**global fund helping jim/kim /farmer in middle of global fund early 2000 -see mid right and apparently its sad ending feb 2022 with death of paul farmer following covid and death of fazle abed leaving jim kim in boston in his mid 60s with pih.org (haiti rwanda) but only a charity ,model? 
**finding bangladesh women empowerment second time -ie partnerships with fazle abed finding bangladesh first time-more middle right
** the huge impact of being first to partner poorest villagers with mobile phones (below 1995 on)
**the complicated partnership with gorbachev -middle 
**the call to unite graduates around the world who want to collaborate across alumni groups in their race to be the sustainability not the extinction generation
what I love about all these things - they were worth a try -apparently soros didn't blame anyone as long as they tried their best with his money
Entrepreneurs advancing the human lot (according to 150 yeras of diaries the economist 1843-1990 - has happened when a founder of a solution people need has deigned a positive cash flow model round the purpose of maximising peoples affordable access. So if not for profits are about systems that fail to help communities entrepreneurially start up positive cash flow models to resolve communities sdg needs I am unsure what the purpose is.WHITES WRONGS -even if you are a daispora sct- the curse of being a white european (less than one eight of the human race) is we did slave trade, genocide across the new world as well as gun fights in which texas became the operating system of the usa (oil power, enough gun power to force mexicans to sell the west coast) even as dc apparently mediated over laws, colonisation -britannia having first access to engines but being repelled by usa doubled up under the worst corporation the world has ever seen colo0nising south asia and closing china to world trade for over a century as the chinese sensibly declined to accept opium as a currency- the consequ7nece of the human wrongs was world war 2 - the un was birthed around 3 challenges - seeing the advanced economies kick start; outlasting stalin -sadly one od the 2 maddest men to rule would win world war 2 as they were on opposite sides; helping the 75% of people that white empires had left out of access to engineering as they grew their places (with independence); depending how you look at history 1945-1989 - human development did some amazingly positive things to the death of jf kennedy; it stopped doing anything but outlast the cold war; from the early 1980s as it was clear ussr was not sustainable soros did the decent thing of trying to help gorbachev and when he lost inside russia started the open society foundation with him and backed parallel networks situated on the boundary between rome and the vatican- particularly gorbachev chairing of the nobel peace laureate summit which shared the same secretariat as the green club of romeI am aware that soros and jim kim and paul farmer found each other at start of 21st century; this was very good because between them bush's only totally positive impact emerged : global fund - by clarifying overlapping needs in fighting tb and aids global progress was made in combatting both of these diseases - the very best of this progress was wherever kim-farmer-soros also found brilliant bottom up health service networks; in many ways these continued what unicef's james grant had done; when they all found sir fazle abed (bangladesh woemn empowerment) as did bill gates this was one of the great leaps forward for humanity; peculiarly soros had also hugely helped bangladesh around 1995 though i have never seen his foundation take full credit for being first to invest in mobile ends poverty (help needed to understand)....I was at argubalky sors' hapiest moment reurning to his ciry of birth 2012- celebarting sir fazle abed as 20th open society laureate; paul farmer gace a side lecture; ceu university looked lik e a becaon for freedom - within a year of two budapest was flooded by refugees; the government5 turned right and against soros; eu joined in making it impossible for the university to keep its students both safe and free of speech - requiring a move to vienna whcich has ben slowed down by covid

for me this is also a tragedy ; maybe i was starry eyed but my first and only visit to budapest saw the convergence of 3 great heroes - fazle abed whose empowerment has reached billion poorest village women; the birth place and education system that grew von neumann - whose tech advances we have been compounding 100 fold since 1955; and soros... ..
Can anyone help me i understand soros first foundation intervention supported south african black youth end apartheid ; clearly that was on the correct side of history; as far as I know soros only claims a small part of that but it convinced him he could do good; 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

 2.25 dreadful years for all who wanted to help soros connections

largest ngo partnership leader fazle abed died

deepest health networker paul farmer4 died 

gorbachev died

and now putin 33 years on from gorbachev/coros co-founding open society and with club of rome nobel peace laureate summits and climate adaptation 

- can any future good connections of soros as america's biggest philantropist be saved

upd from soros team march 31, 2023

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As you no doubt have heard, a Manhattan grand jury indicted President Trump yesterday. Hoping to distract from this, many on the right are attempting to shift the focus from the accused to the accuser, DA Alvin Bragg. Because of George’s well publicized support for reform prosecutors, Republicans are alleging that George is behind it all. Several stories in the mainstream media have debunked this, but they persist! 
In a text to Steve Clemons of Semaphore last night George said this:
Here is the most current version of the response we have been providing to the media, along with some recent coverage:
George Soros and Alvin Bragg: The Facts
In the wake of the Manhattan District Attorney’s indictment of former President Donald Trump, the accused, his followers, and a number of GOP elected officials have sought to distract attention from the facts of the case at hand by branding DA Alvin Bragg as “Soros-funded,” falsely suggesting that Soros played a role in influencing the decision of the grand jury and the district attorney’s prosecutors. 
The facts: 
*George Soros has never met, spoken with, or otherwise communicated with Alvin Bragg. 
*Neither George Soros nor Democracy PAC (a PAC to which Mr. Soros has contributed funds) contributed to Alvin Bragg’s campaign for Manhattan District Attorney. 
*Between 2016 and 2022, George Soros personally and Democracy PAC have together contributed roughly $4 million to Color of Change’s PAC, including $1 million in May 2021. None of those funds were earmarked for Bragg’s campaign.
*George Soros has made numerous contributions in support of reform-minded prosecutors across the country since 2015.  He discusses his motivations in this Wall Street Journal opinion essay last year: 
For more, some helpful independent coverage: 

Best regards,
Michael Vachon

***For more information, including essays by George Soros, please visit www.georgesoros.com.

Monday, February 28, 2022

 I aim to submit a paper next week to unesco's global university conference in barcelona though quite frankly i have more hope for the survey with non neumann's daughter AI Hall of fame - pilot stage 20 nominations from around the world of entrepreneurial revolution /technologists linked by johnny's gift of 100 time more tech per decade (aka moores law) of he was alive) would celebrate as pivotal to under 30s as first sustainability generation. This survey has particular challenges - eg is there a germanic group who accept this is the only way to outlast putin. It is a pity that soros central european university seems to have lost the freedom to be in the middle of this unless eg malloch brown has a plan that he has not yet launched. There is however a space in the hague that will likely determine whether abed alumni flourish in the 2020s. My understanding is gca.org (climate adaptability) has moved from vienna/ban ki-moon to the hague; and that those solutions abed designed for worldwide dissemination though university partners (particularly ultra poor but also core learning elements of pre-school) depend om brac international out of the hague (the dutrch royal family also supports both literacy and financial inclusion through un envoys roles but gordon brown does not seem to have integrated that in his special education envoy roles which have spintered into 2 hi-tech commissions and 2 low tech refugee movements neither of which connect with yidan or wise). Only the Hague can keep Abed practice open until or unless what drives brac out of dhaka is settled. There are people like Makoto who can apply asian consciousness movements like musician/arts for all  (which could also have been botstein's legacy and indeed paulo freire community engagers   www.premiosciacca.it being vatican university's hub, a few minutes walk from the secretariat of green club of rome and the gorbachev/soros annual nobel peace laureates summit, as well as origin of the clares - franciscan women have always been last mile health networkers) without needing to know that the abed half century of knowhow seems to be at a crossroads. If you pass through new york again , we search to maximise both arts/sports/fashion and von neumann ai hall of fame surveys - in the latter case through wall street people claiming ESG can change the world and un related friends who see sdgs as demanding Collabs around abed's non linear education friamework instead of the standarsied linear one (that can be seen to have enforced colonisation not smithian morality/commonwealth..)

Saturday, August 28, 2021

soros thanks

 its not my place to try and understand all of soros foundations investments - i just wish to make note of movements he supported in extremely timely ways that hopefully all educators and sustainability loving parents would cheer even if not all of the goals are yet evidently orbiting the way nature will judge

soros first investment - supporting peaceful - eg mandela alumni end apartheid youth in s africa

debating 7 years ahead of fall of berlin wall smartest collaborations west would seek eg gorbachev as soon as wall fell

asking which youths side eu bureaucrats are on -ref pope francis hypothesis - none?! 

1996 being first grantee of mobile phone partnerships to empower poorest women

supporting many women empowerment health networks especially end tuberculosis

surveying if any western or african universities want to join asias collaboration of 100 sdg universities

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

George recently spoke to Gregor Peter Schmitz for Augsburger Allgemeine. The interview was widely syndicated around Europe, I have provided an English translation below. I am also sending you a piece George wrote last week laying out the case for Europe to issue “Consols” or perpetual bonds.
Best regards,
Michael Vachon

ON POINT: Insider Interview 
The Crisis of a Lifetime
George Soros Speaks with Gregor Peter Schmitz
Widely Syndicated: May 11, 2020

GREGOR PETER SCHMITZ: You have seen many crises. Is the COVID-19 pandemic comparable to any previous one?

GEORGE SOROS: No. This is the crisis of my lifetime. Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment where what would be impossible or even inconceivable in normal times had become not only possible but probably absolutely necessary. And then came the COVID-19, which has totally disrupted people's lives and required very different behavior. It is an unprecedented event that probably has never occurred in this combination. And it really endangers the survival of our civilization.

GPS: Could this crisis have been prevented if governments had been better prepared?

SOROS: We have had infectious disease pandemics ever since the Bubonic Plague. They were quite frequent in the nineteenth century, and then we had the Spanish flu at the end of World War I, which actually occurred in three waves, with the second wave being the most deadly.  Millions of people died. And we have had other serious outbreaks, such as the Swine Flu just a decade ago. So it’s amazing how unprepared countries were for something like this.

GPS: Is that the biggest problem of the current situation – this lack of certainty about how to deal with this virus and how to proceed in the coming months or years?

SOROS: It is certainly a very big one. We are learning very fast, and we now know a lot more about the virus than we did when it emerged, but we are shooting at a moving target because the virus itself changes rapidly. It will take a long time to develop a vaccine. And even after we have developed one, we will have to learn how to change it every year, because the virus will most likely change. That’s what we do with the flu shot every year.

GPS: Will this crisis change the nature of capitalism? Even before COVID-19 led to the current catastrophic recession, we saw discussions about the downsides of globalization and free trade.

SOROS: We will not go back to where we were when the pandemic started. That is pretty certain. But that is the only thing that is certain. Everything else is up for grabs. I do not think anybody knows.

GPS: Could this crisis bring people – and nation-states – closer together?

SOROS: In the long-run, yes. In the present time, people are dominated by fear. And fear very often makes people hurt themselves. That is true of individuals as well as institutions, nations and humanity.

GPS: Are we witnessing that in the current blame game between the United States and China over the origins of the virus?

SOROS: The continuing conflict between the US and China complicates matters, because we ought to work together on climate change and on developing a vaccine against COVID-19. But, apparently, we cannot work together because we are already competing over will develop – and use – the vaccine. The fact that we have got two very different systems of government, democratic and …

GPS: Autocratic?

SOROS: Right. That makes everything much harder. There are a lot of people who say that we should be working very closely with China. But I am not in favor of doing that. We must protect our democratic open society. At the same time, we must find a way to cooperate on fighting climate change and the novel coronavirus. That won’t be easy. I sympathize with the Chinese people, because they are under the domination of a dictator, President Xi Jinping. I think a lot of educated Chinese are very resentful of that, and the general public is still angry with him for keeping COVID-19 a secret until after the Chinese New Year.

GPS: Could Xi’s grip on power weaken as Chinese come to recognize that the handling of the crisis was sub-optimal?

SOROS: Very much so. When Xi abolished term limits and named himself, in essence, President for life, he destroyed the political future of the most important and ambitious men in a very narrow and competitive elite. It was a big mistake on his part. So, yes, he is very strong in a way, but at the same time extremely weak, and now perhaps vulnerable.

The struggle within the Chinese leadership is something that I follow very closely because I am on the side of those who believe in an open society. And there are many people in China who are very much in favor of an open society, too.

GPS: Then again, the current US president does not really represent the values of an open and free society…

SOROS: Well, that is another weakness that I hope will not last very long. Donald Trump would like to be a dictator. But he cannot be one because there is a constitution in the United States that people still respect. And it will prevent him from doing certain things. That does not mean that he will not try because he is literally fighting for his life. I will also say that I have put my faith in Trump to destroy himself, and he has exceeded my wildest expectations.

GPS: What role does the European Union – your home that you care about so much – play in this power struggle?

SOROS:  I am particularly concerned about the survival of the EU because it is an incomplete union. It was in the process of being created. But the process was never completed and that makes Europe exceptionally vulnerable – more vulnerable than the US not just because it is an incomplete union but also because it is based on the rule of law. And the wheels of justice move very slowly, while threats such as the COVID-19 virus move very fast. That creates a particular problem for the European Union.

GPS: Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court exploded a bombshell last week with its latest ruling on the European Central Bank. How seriously do you take it?

Soros: I take it extremely seriously. The ruling poses a threat that could destroy the European Union as an institution based on the rule of law, precisely because it was delivered by the German constitutional court, which is the most highly respected institution in Germany. Before it delivered its verdict, it had consulted with the European Court of Justice and then decided to challenge it. So you now have a conflict between the German Constitutional Court and the European Court of Justice. Which court has precedence?

GPS: Technically, the European Treaties give the ECJ supremacy in this area. That is very clear.

SOROS: Right. When Germany joined the EU, it committed itself to abide by European law. But the ruling raises an even bigger question: if the German court can question the decisions of the European Court of Justice, can other countries follow its example? Can Hungary and Poland decide whether they follow European law or their own courts – whose legitimacy the EU has questioned? That question goes to the very heart of the EU, which is built on the rule of law.

Poland has immediately risen to the occasion and asserted the supremacy of its government-controlled courts over European law. In Hungary, Viktor Orbán has already used the COVID-19 emergency and a captured parliament to legally appoint himself dictator. The parliament is kept in session to rubber-stamp his decrees – , which clearly violate European law. If the German court’s verdict prevents the EU from resisting these developments, it will be the end of the EU as we know it.

GPS: Will the ECB need to change its policies after this ruling?

SOROS: This ruling requires the ECB to justify its current monetary policies. It has been given three months to justify the actions it has taken. That will consume a lot of the ECB's attention when it is the only really functioning institution in Europe that can provide the financial resources needed to combat the pandemic and to establish a European Recovery Fund.

GPS: Do you have any suggestions where these resources could come from?

SOROS: I have proposed that the EU should issue perpetual bonds, although I now think that they should be called ““Consols” because perpetual bonds have been successfully used under that name by Britain since 1751 and the United States since 1870. Perpetual bonds have become confused with “Corona Bonds,” which have been rejected by the European Council – and with good reason, because they imply a mutualization of accumulated debts that the member states are unwilling to accept. That has poisoned the debate about perpetual bonds.

I believe that the current predicament strengthens my case. The German court said that the ECB’s actions were legal because they adhered to the requirement that its bond purchases were proportional to the member states’ shareholding in the ECB. But the clear implication was that any ECB purchases that were not proportional to the ECB “capital key” could be challenged and deemed ultra vires by the court.

The perpetual bonds that I have proposed could sidestep this problem, because they would be issued by the EU as a whole and would automatically be proportional and would remain so eternally. This would leave the annual interest payment, which is so minimal – at, say, 0.5% – that the bonds could be easily subscribed by the member states, either unanimously or by a coalition of the willing.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says that Europe needs about €1 trillion to fight this pandemic and she should have added another €1 trillion for climate change. Perpetual bonds could provide those amounts if the EU’s member states authorized it.

Unfortunately, Germany and the “Hanseatic League” states led by the Netherlands are adamantly opposed. They should think again. The EU is now considering doubling its budget, which would provide only about €100 billion and yield only one-tenth of the benefit that perpetual bonds could provide. They would be much better off if they became avid supporters of perpetual bonds.   They would only have to pay annual interest that at, say, 0.5% would be peanuts. It could be easily underwritten by the member states acting either unanimously or by a coalition of the willing.

GPS: When the EU relaxed its rules against state aid, Germany submitted more than half of the requests. Some people argue that this undermines the principles of a single market because it gives Germany an unfair advantage. What do you think?

I agree with their argument. It is particularly unfair to Italy, which was already the sick man of Europe and then the hardest hit by COVID-19. Lega party leader Matteo Salvini is agitating for Italy to leave the euro and also the European Union. Fortunately, his personal popularity has declined since he left the government, but his advocacy is gaining followers.

This is another existential threat for the EU. What would be left of Europe without Italy, which used to be the most pro-European country? Italians trusted Europe more than their own governments. But they were badly treated during the refugee crisis of 2015. That’s when they turned to Salvini’s far-right Lega and the populist Five Star Movement.

GPS: You sound very pessimistic.

Far from it. I recognize that Europe is facing several existential dangers. That is not a figure of speech; it is reality. The verdict of Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court is only the most recent challenge. Once we recognize this, we may be able to rise the occasion. We can take exceptional measures that are appropriate to the exceptional circumstances we’re in. As long as I can propose such measures like issuing perpetual bonds, I won’t give up hope.


The Case for Perpetual Bonds
By: George Soros
Widely Syndicated: May 9, 2020

Within a matter of weeks authorities will have to take decisions that will determine the fate of the European Union. The EU can either pull together and fulfill the expectations and aspirations of its citizens or it will continue to disintegrate.

Commission President von der Leyen said that the EU needed at least €1 trillion to fight against the novel coronavirus. She did not mention the fight against climate change which would need a similar amount. I believe that there is only one way such a large amount could be raised – by issuing perpetual bonds.

The European public and its leadership are not familiar with perpetual bonds, but they have a long history. Britain first issued consolidated bonds, or Consols, in 1752, and later used them to finance the Napoleonic and Crimean Wars, the Slavery Abolition Act, the Irish Distress Loan, and World War I. The United States Congress authorized issuing Consols in 1870 to consolidate the debts accumulated in the Civil War.

As its name implies the principal on a perpetual bond never has to be repaid; only yearly interest payments are due. A €1 trillion issue carrying a 0.5% interest would cost €5 billion a year to service. The €1 trillion would not have to be issued all at once; it could be sold in tranches. The first tranches would be snatched up by long-term investors like life insurance companies and as other investors familiarize themselves with perpetual bonds, they would eventually fetch a premium. In the current low interest environment, Germany was able to sell a 30 year bond at a negative yield.

The ratio between the amount of annual interest paid and the amount received is 1:200. Of course the interest has to be paid annually but the present value of future payments is continuously declining and eventually approaches but does not reach zero. €5 billion is a paltry amount to pay for a €1 trillion that are urgently needed. It constitutes about 2.5% of the last European budget and little more than 1% of the next budget currently under discussion.

Yet perpetual bonds were not given any serious consideration at the April Summit. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez proposed the idea but he was ignored. The discussion focused on the monies that could be raised by increasing the size of the next budget. After the meeting President von der Leyen started talking in terms of billions, not trillions. Something seems to have gone grievously wrong.

My guess is that the idea of issuing perpetual bonds was dismissed because it is a novelty that did not exist when the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) was compiled. But exceptional circumstances require exceptional measures. They should not be issued in normal times.

If the EU is unable to consider them under the current exceptional circumstances it may not be able to survive the challenges it currently faces. This is not a theoretical possibility; it is the tragic reality. The coronavirus and climate change are threatening not only people’s lives but the survival of our civilization.

The European Union is particularly vulnerable because it is based on the rule of law and it is proverbial that the wheels of justice turn very slowly. By contrast, the novel coronavirus moves very fast and in unpredictable ways. That is why the EU needs to issue perpetual bonds.

I want to explain why perpetual bonds are needed in Europe today. They are not to be confused with coronabonds which have been discarded and with very good reason. Coronabonds are divisive; they reinforce the already gaping gap between North and South and they also create divisions between East and West, the new members and the old ones. By contrast, perpetual bonds are unifying. They provide financial resources to the EU and all its members that are incomparably larger than what the European budget can offer. They could help the EU to fulfill the expectations and aspirations of its citizens.

The cost/benefit analysis is so lopsidedly in favor of benefits that it opens up an amazing amount of fiscal space. If the EU issues bonds on its own account it can distribute money to the countries in greatest need as defined by the Commission and governments in accordance with mutually agreed rules and budgetary procedures. The additional spending would not require new legislation. The decision to issue perpetual bonds must be reached by the summer because without it Italy could be bankrupt by the fall. That would be a tremendous blow to the EU.

Being able to allocate funds to those who need it most would open up tremendous possibilities. Most of the money would go to the Southern countries because they were hit the hardest. But they could be allocated to those who are most vulnerable. Caritas Europa, a Catholic charity just published a very interesting analysis about undocumented migrants working mainly in agriculture who live in abysmal conditions and create hot spots of infection. Add to them the Syrian and other refugees pushed out of Turkey into Greece and you have identified the main sources of infection. They don’t bring the virus with them, they catch it in the country of their destination because of the horrendous conditions in which they have to live. Regularizing their position would save not only their lives but also the lives of the general population by bringing the virus under control.

A trillion euros for fighting the novel coronavirus could actually accomplish its objective. And the same applies to a trillion euros devoted fighting climate change.

The case for issuing perpetual bonds is so strong that the burden of proof falls on those who oppose it. Yes, there is an element of mutualization but it pales into insignificance in comparison with the benefits it brings. There is very little time left to understand and appreciate the opportunity that perpetual bonds offer.

***For more information, including essays by George Soros, please visit www.georgesoros.com.

Monday, May 4, 2020

please can we confirm best time eg does 9am east coast time tuesday work- any time's good for me but i assume early is best not to get too late in india

i am updating a lot of research on soros networks which i hope to be able to send by next weekend

there are a lot of complicating factors but the first question i would like to debate is which indian  university partner would be best for osun  launched by soros jan world economic forum to converge impacts of all his lifes knowhow/solidarite with societies- in other words is there one uni vice chancellor that all of you trust most as well as seeing compatible with soros and eg tatas circle of top ndia founding business families

whats complicated at least as i search
soros is over 90 - in legacy phase of life
he has several progeny- as far as i can see alex soros is the society leader

soros has 2 main boards at new york offices that are about 3 blocks apart

the investment fund isnt easy for me to identify members - great if you can

the global board of open society starts off clear enough here

tricky about global board is: only one educator botstein- however botstein has been vice chancellor for bard over 40 years, lives about hour north of soros at new york campus but has created 2 youth hubs in new york- the osun annoucement says all 20 first partners coordinate through botstein but i am told by some of his new york staff that no getogethers happened before the virus lockdown- a big one had been intended in vienna as early as april then june but that too has been postponed  botstein is also world class musician and author book calling for revolution in us education 11th, 12th grade inner cities - but his people are only just experimenting with online zoom - arizona state is stated as main online partner across osun which makes sense because craig barrett former intel ceo made this retirement purpose but i cant yet find any connection of arizona state and rest of osun

when i say the board has no people who do education -of course soros himself founded central european uni 30 years ago and just last november as the krishnans know it moved from budapest that i had visited to vienna

to add to complications many believe that soros unique success as philanthropist was last mile health especially infectious disease control - jim kim paul farmer boston fazle abed bangladesh but there is no direct boston representation at osun- after 13 months of disappearing from youth summits jim kim announced 2 weeks ago he has left the infrastructure investment back and gone back to boston partners i health to empower boston as a benchmark us city for tracing- so another overlap with core purpose of batra family and partners

i will keep looking but on the open society leadership teams i cant yet find who soros trusts most on india's fifth of world population sdgs - hoping you can search what i have so far failed to clarify

cheers chris -tours - lockdown location 20 minutes walk us national institutes of health

Thursday, March 12, 2020

would it be possible to have a short meeting with you in baltimore in next 15 days or so?

system conflict barriers of going post colonial post industrial and sustainable worldwide in 80 years
my family of 4 generations of diaspora scots have been trying to system map with adam smith  common sense values -community rising entrepreneurship - pretty much across the globe -what with grandad sir ken mumbai chief justice for 20 years with gandhi -last job writing up india's independence

... and dad norman macrae surviving teenage navigation of airplanes over modernday myanmar in world war 2 and then making friends with japanese emperor/prince charles from 1962-4 and china by 1977 much to congress' chagrin

dad at the economist last project sent young journalists to bangladesh -15 times cos after we invited directors of brac to a birthday party with dr yunus in 2009 with the bbc oceans and polar explorer paul rose but even he couldnt get yunus to want to collaborate - to start a journal with adam smith scholars- professor skinners last contribution attached

i am just a statistician who helped mit collect the first database on what 50 countries societies wanted from global corporations but today everything to do with sustainable trade mapping seems to come back to translating smith into context out of every cultures interaction

2 things are top of my priority list before easter in this virally controlled world

1 how to find whomever values smith most to webinar a meeting out of london or glasgow before next student year- this is a request from vc of the south asian university https://www.bracu.ac.bd/about/people/professor-vincent-chang-phd that became fazle abed's legacy- fazle kindly debated this goal in 2012 at japan embassy remembrance party to my father norman macrae the economist's smithsian sub-editor- how could the worlds largest ngo partnership linkin girls sdg universities once he had gone? - project OSUN-weforum jan2020

Fazle Abed died 20 dec 2019   hence timeline of vice chancellor vincent chang's request to stage summer smith event and make this one step to cop26 glasgow- friends of soros and ban ki-moon out of vienna ny state (as well as some brad schools in dc/baltimore/brooklyn) and online learning wizards out of arizona are busy on different parts of this jigsaw but we're never quite sure who gets smiths support for market transparency at community level essential for girls to safely  build sdg nations out of the least resources

2 inclusion inner city americas youth
along the way in trying to host remembrance parties to dad atlanta was due to host a nobel peace laureate summit 2015 (soros with club of rome is main sponsor of this gorbachev solidarite project) valuing luther king, mandela and putting obamas legacy into youth hands especially hbuc colleges and caribbean ones - somehow all the great and the good quarreled with each other so atlanta never got youth to the start line... 5 years on

 friends in baltimore are within my circles the last ones left standing where we still chat about how can inner city black students rebuild communities cheered on by rev al hathaway - do you already know him or is there a different circle of bloomberg cities that include students of color

all mistakes in reporting solely mine
chris macrae norman macrae foundation bethesda +1 240 316 8157

oops its not well known in usa that sir fazle abed is adam smith's action learning servant leader at year 210-260 of industrial revolution begun by watt and smith in glasgow- having graduated at glasgow uni around 1960 he took smith values to royal dutch shell before 50 years mapping them out of rural womens bangladesh- hence priority of abed university to issue some joint declaration of common sense economics out of london glasgow dhaka vienna rotterdam and other sister cities this summer- al hathaways community nurtured thurgood marshall and was the first successful reparation black girls got from the 13th amendment- a special enough space for pope francis to receive al in italy's happier days

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Friday, March 27, 2015

George Soros was first person to invest in mobile yunus lab and women empowerment in 1996 and thence www.unwomens.com,

 and  in south african youth in 1978 and thence 16 years of mandela extranet partnerships started up in 1999,

 and in gorbachev open society in 1992 and thence to Budapest and Rome being the last 2 chances of saving lost generations of youth fomte finacial tyrammies or berlin and basle and brussels now your www.entrepreneurialunion.com

and oops second main investor in 1996 in farmer's www.pih.org and POP goes http://www.jimkim.info , and in BRAC coming to west africa and in helping last mile networkers end ebola- so we hope those who value soros as millennials greatest investors in jobseconomics also enjoy this review of advances in open learning generation  <

Monday, March 23, 2015

Hello friends of sustainability and Preferential  Option Poor curricula on 5 billion person elearning satellite www.yazmi.com -main blog http://www.sorosjobs.com   (previously known as Yunus brand- -soros being the 1996 investor in both yunus and bangladesh's largest corporation)
Episode 1 water POP and 3rd anniversary of japan ambassador and sir fazle debate on elearning as only way back to millennials sustainability;11th anniversary since EU destroyed water angels network

Question to Dr Ranga

Until someone points me elsewhere I believe paul polak (see conversation tread below) is best solution connector to rachel rutos questions on water discussed by naila chowdhury and all the UN womens events of the last 2 weeks https://www.facebook.com/groups/drmuhammadyunusfanclub/permalink/10155349967590641/

 he is also well connected through mit where abdul latif water lab is connection that mostofa and I have spent long time making with toyota and best of everything japan brings to development world

Is it viable to offer him one free video ad on yazmi - I mean all his solutions are massive bottom up so the borderline between ad and education  (as in shelly's case) is positive anyhow

If we can start engaging him we can find out water he might also become a premier league education partner


30 march brac sir fazle abed celebrates with the first ever bangladeshi studies institute in the west - it will be hosted at UC Barclays san francisco campus- its an absolute priority to go film some content with brac that works on elearning channels- otherwise coursera will take over brac partnerships and we'll get locked out

Lecture | March 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, The Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall | Note change in time

Speaker: Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Bangladeshi Social worker, the founder and chairman of BRAC
Moderator: Ananya Roy, Professor of City and Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty and Practice, University of California, Berkeley
Welcome Address by: Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley
Sponsors: Institute for South Asia Studies, Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Department of Sociology, Masters in Development Practice, UC Berkeley Graduate Division, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Center of Evaluation for Global Action, University Relations, The Asia Foundation, Ahmed & Leena Badruzzaman

We are proud to announce that founder and chairman of BRAC, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed will inaugurate the Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley.

Established in 2013 with a generous gift from the Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley

currently I am borowing cousrera's wiki on water so if anyone has ideas on what else to search for please say https://share.coursera.org/wiki/index.php/Water

On 3/26/15, 6:50 PM, Paul Polak wrote: 
Thank you Chris - We do feel that it will be a fit for Kenya as we continue to grow and prove out our concept in India.  Please continue to follow us and our work as we continue to grow.  We look forward to potential collaborations in the future

On 3/15/15, 1:39 PM, Chris Macrae wrote: 
How would you test optimality of model in Kenya if capital is solvable and nation's leadership is wholly behind finding most sustainable model for poorest women empowerment

Are acumen still your representative for this in new york for kenya or who does Naila talk to. Naila worked over nearly 20 years  as dr yunus first female director of grameen phone and now aims to link first ladies to best end poverty solution, The demand for finding best model of affordable water for poorest kenyan women comes from Kenya's second lady.

Your last mile design paul is extremely important - best I have seen with possible exception of someone like paul farmer who's focused on one professional area - so thats why I wouldnt have wanted kenya to miss your work if you feel it fits some regions of Kenya


On 3/15/15, 12:45 PM, Paul Polak wrote: 
Hello -

Thank you for the question.  We are first launching in India but hope to move to Kenya at some point in the next few years if possible as the model is developed and capital is raised.  Thank you

On 3/14/15, 11:08 AM, Chris Macrae wrote: 
is spring health best solution for clean water in any parts of kenya? if you have time pls reply -naila is rachels best friend in usa- question asked at conclusion of un women week yesterday

Sunday, December 7, 2014

..Logo launching
Atlanta's Yunus Creative Lab aiming to make twin capitals of jobs summit more popular to partner than the Olympics.
While the grameen brand was built out of Bangaldesh villages networks by muhammad yunus and pooerst vilage mothers from 1976, it largest owner is now Grameen phone, the ownership of grameen bank appears to have been re-regulated in 2010 by politicians and lawyers,  most other Grameen brands were either founded directly by Yunus before 2005  or since the meeting in 2005 with Danone, HEC , Veolia, and Credit Agricole as global social business partnerships. Spome publicist platforms and funds have since 2010 used the Yunus name often with the sub-brand creative lab In some cases national brands of Grameen were founded with national agents - eg GrameenHealth and GrameenAmerica (bank) with Vidar Jorgennsen in USA. Around 1990, Yunus was asked by international friends to form Grameen Trust as a consultancy for foreign processes of microcredit staffed by Bangaldeshi consultants chosen by Yunus. Also the anerican journalist Alex Counts was given the opportunity to start Grameen Foundation for foriegn fundraising for microcredit around the time that microcreditsummit was launched in 1997. It is our understanding that Yunus no longer directly makes leadership decisions regarding Grameen Foundation

Please help us with 2 listings

Global Grameen Partners operating out of Bangladesh..
Grameen Danone est 2005 with paris based funding and sb portfolio.

Grameen Green Children Eyecare est 2007

Grameen Intel est 2008

BASF Grameen 2009

Grameen Yukiguni Beans 2011?
Global partners and Yunus friends supporting knowledge Bangladesh needs to end poverty....
Tech lab for Grameen partnered by Kyushu University Japan
Catalogue of reliable agricultural microcredits by nation maintained by whole planet foudation

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Will Atlanta become Youth and Yunus most valuable sister city?

In the 20th C Atlanta brand spent oh so much sponsorong sporting olympics- how about obs olympics in 2015 - 2 seminal events

May Dialogue on Youth Futures of Health Technology Education

November Youth and Yunus celebrate Nobel Peace Laureates Social Action networks with local lead hosts - Turner Family, Carter Family King Family

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Over 40 years of societal research, the simplicity of grounded theory makes it my favorite learning game. Its open dynamic is not just iterative but recursive - the quality proven to empower human mind as always more sustainably innovative than computers (Turing)  You start with a transcript of a conversation or lecture. The student is empowered to highlight two or three texts that she is most curious about -eg
 wor_dbankce3.jpg The teacher and student then Q&A around the highlighted texts
In my attempt to explore week 3 videos: I would like to inquire what concept of service process the teacher has? Back in 1982 my father (Norman Macrae's end poverty)  friends at The Economist noticed that the industrial age was no longer the main value driver of the bigger economies- human service was.
 If millennials were to be sustainable ten we would need a gamechanger in auditing leadership from manufacturing things to service (alive and human) to knowledge multiplying value (were boundary collaboration /open design takes even economics above the constraints of zero sum thinking - first western thinker to trust on this in modern age orbit is Von Neumann)

So they surveyed intrapreneurship as a bottom-up way of designing service franchises. hoping it would become a curriculum from grade 5 up before elearning reached the tipping point of open learning campus

For a current example if a national airline was truly intrapreneurial its crew processes would be designed around what crews said they needed to be mutually socially emotionally intelligent day after day after day- not at all the same thing as an airline designed around maximising profit quarter after quarter after quarter. (Advanced questions on above from peer networks in Rome as one of youth's premier league of sustainability  capitals: What did Pope Francis say at European Union Strasbourg last fall and what will he say to US Congress this september 24) 

GT week 3 Question 2 after discussion with http://www.unwomens.com
1.0 20th C Theory of development - a process run between governments
2.1 Mobilised since 1996 Bangladesh among partners of womens empowerment ( initially Soros fund, Yunus women villagers networks, MIT open tech wizardry, norway's telenor infrastructure)

So i would also ask : are we free in this course to discuss the bottom-up mindset which considers how different 2.1 public service delivery in villager engagement is from the top-down processing of 1.1 citizen engagement in public service. 

For gamechanging bottom-up and open system designs read anything on nature's evolutionary code or   from jim kim or paul farmer or pope francis or the south american schools of Preferential Option Poor or Pedagogy of Oppressed or now being celebrated by 7th grade south african girls with ipad connections to the mandela extranet partners . 

Example POP: 1-2-3 Value recursion grounded (started 34 years ago tanks to Paul Farrners Twinning of Boston and Haiti and community grounded Catholic vision across continent of americas (updated next week in panama ))   if you start from service living wit the poorest, then not only 1) empowering them with service knowledge (eg up to 90% of staff at www.pih.org are former patients just as kenya's slum microcredit was founded around over 90% of staff being former youth clients), but 2) how to get out of any poverty traps and 3) celebrating with the millennials world how every advance in new technology can mobilse new value co-creation with the poorest. (Ultimately if economics saw its role as optimalising 7 billion human livelihoods the sustainability impacts would be huge.. )

Further references - 1982 The Economist and Gifford-PInchots: We are all Intrapreneurial Now

April 30th BRAC and University of Berkeley take studies of bangaldesh development designs to a new level

Last week at UN womens empowerment conference the Kenyan "second lady's" case of empowering joyful women villagers services through 5 billion person elearning satellite  . Two weeks ago the same team asked about what is the world favorite replicable clean water franchise for the poorest. I did try to send that question to several of the designers of tgis course but ... beter luck on tuberculosis where shelly batra's world bank tedx talk is now prime time on te 5 billion persons elearning satellite in recogintion of last tuesday celebrations of TV day at the house of congress

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