It’s fifteen years from now. There are about eight billion people in the world. There are about one billion people left who are living at the bottom of the economic pyramid. They are without access to adequate food, clean water, sanitation, health care, education, clean and sufficient energy supplies or a healthy environment. They don’t live in a society where they can make decisions that impact their lives, there is little to no social services, and they are not safe from the vagaries of climate, misfortune or abuse.
The rest of the world— some seven billion people— have reached the collective insight of enlightened self-interest and see the economic mandate to make the world work for 100% of humanity. They decide that everyone will be better off if everyone has their basic human needs met. (It didn’t take them long to reach this conclusion when they saw that the most disenfranchised, those with the least to lose, were growing increasingly frustrated and well armed.)
The world has decided to meet the basic human needs of everyone. You are put in charge of this task.
What are you going to do?