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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, December 30, 1999

marco polo

Marco Polo around 1200
Old world's greatest explorer, journalist greatest mapmaker -the most valuable journalists question the opposite to the norm
world trade routes usually depend on waterways- as it takes far less energy to move goods oversea than across a continent's lands
but up to 1500 the world's greatest trade route was the overland silk road, at around latitude 30 it crisscrossed the eurasia continent  (apart from med sea african coastlines the only known world) from say Lebanon in the West to Hangzhou the river town in China through which you can sail to the continent's eastern coastal belt- few traders trecked the whole 7 years it took marco polo to walk, horse, yak and maybe camel the silk road- so what did he discover about this win-win world trade route

  1. it was like a giant relay of thousands of neighboring communities- each had to positively connect culturally to ensure the safety of trade-  this then is the unique advantage that overland trade routes could be designed around
  2. trade was sustained by positive currencies- unlike the zero-sum paper currencies currently dominating globalisation trade, goods ,like china's silks and spices were light enough to be used like currencies and the further you transported the, from their origin the more rare they were- so the more valuable- unlike paper money both had actual value- before there was anyway to refrigerate food, some spices could help preserve it, other would at least disguise the bad taste- china's silks were not just the greatest fashion clothing of their time but celebrated artistic uniqueness- all competent artists could make a good living; it was really no accident that marco polo brought back to Italy an appreciation of art as a pursuit that the richest Italian as started making their legacy in frescos on churches and anywhere they wanted a community to remember them for posterity
  3.  Marco polo also recotds that in his time the biggest place economies were correlated with where the biggest populations of people - a natural component of a sustainable system. China was the biggest population in the world so it was a good thing that the goods it traded were civilising all across the world trade route. Its worth making a map from the hangzhou end of the world- the greatest market town marco polo had ever seen and one that he was temporarily invited to govern as a local ruler was fascinated to celebrate such an exception cultural reporter as Marco.
 Marco POlo's mapmaking is continued in right hand column of table that follows


Lets call China's part of the map region 0. 
The first thing you mighty notove in Hangzhou was the world's longest Canal- it connec etd all the way north from Hanghou to Beijing. (If USA is proud of uniting over 50 states of peoples of about 350 million people today in one overall dream, China has the right to unite over 1.25 billion people- over  fifths of the world's people. To do this China needed a Northern Capital. It soon starts getting very cold and hard in olden days to civilise as you go north of latitude 45 on Eurasia's continent- China needed to maintain border security the more it progressed its own dream and trading infrastructure
Happily If you sailed along the river from Hangzhou still mainly latitude 30 to the coast you would pass what is today's shanghai- the first island nation you would find almost doe east would be japan. If you sailed back from Japan you might well hit the continent at what we now call the penisular of south korea- all the coastal belt south of korea is china's from latitude 40x to where the coast turns west around latitude 20 - china's territory stops as the coast turns south once more to the peninsular we now call south asia with eg vietnam thailand malaysia singapore ending what we may call Asia's Eastern Coatsal Belt- let call the whole region connection the eastern coastal belt but not on the china mainland region 1
As you go back up the penisular the coastal belt turns east again at about latitide 20 but only for a short distance- that's where tioday's nation of Bnagaldesh is located -then you hit india- a lamnd which again takes the caostline far south almost to the equator before rising again to about latitide; as you go west on that cost you reach today's pakistan- lets call this region  where peoples depend on the soutrhern coastal belt region 2- if we add up the population numbers today a quarter of the world's poeple linkin aoulnd tghe coastal belt we have just navigated -these people lie to china's south west

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