I have also been reworking my dad's lifetime knowledge. It seems to me that he interpreted keynes as showing that economics is the way -the freedom - peoples have to design the futures.
The compound risk to our children's productivity, at this unprecedented time of mediating million times more collaboration technology and borderless information flows, is that old constitutions powered over by the few design a future without youth's broadest possible involvement. When you observe failed economics/politics putting more than half of youth out of work in some European countries,
I think reframing economics as how to design future purpose peoples want of each market sector is the most urgent educational and media priority we will ever see. One of the challenges set by my dads 1984 book on internet generationis how to free the bbc as world's largest braosdcaster to make a reality tv show out of the future purpose that any life-shaping global market? sector could be serving if worldwide youth's greatest goals areinvested in. Having seen danny boyle's method that opened the olympics there is a way to demand the bbc reviews the purpose of many more sectors that the 5 he celebrated as British Future Histories.
Surely smarter entrepreneurially-activating media can be designed than what the tv and tabloid age has so far spun? If not now, when?