Opinion: (Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University, Professor of History at the European University Institute, Florence, the author of The Creation and Destruction of Value: The Globalization Cycle): “Crises, especially very severe ones, are often learning opportunities. Unfortunately, so far the world seems to have learned very little from the recent financial crisis….
“Learning from crises is partly an exercise in analyzing what went wrong. But it is also about finding solutions. Collectively, we have done well on the former, and very poorly on the latter.…
“We do not know how to handle the fiscal issues posed by the financial crisis….
“As a result, fiscal uncertainty is affecting all major industrial countries, and producing political paralysis. So, while we understand very well what may have produced the financial crisis, we find ourselves helpless to draw usable lessons from it.”
My Comment: The error is that they think they know the causes of the crisis. Hence, the solution is incorrect. The cause of the crisis is that humanity “flopped down” from a fragmented system into a single, integral one, but its leaders continue to operate by the old methods due to inertia and a lack of understanding of the new state of the world.
First, they have to imagine the new world as a single closed system, entirely interdependent, as one family. And on this basis, they should begin to solve all the regional, national, and global problems. They must find complex solutions, together.
A global, mandatory, and integral education should be the main item on the agenda so as to provide knowledge about the new world to each citizen of the planet. To do this, it is necessary to use all of the media, to require complex integrated knowledge to obtain a certificate of completion of the 1st, 2nd, and so on courses.
Only by raising the masses to the level of knowledge about the modern laws of society will it be possible to understand what is happening and to carry out any social reforms.