Our economic system has sort of evolved. Any new inventions have generally regularised something that was happening anyway. It is generally felt that the impact of any new idea would be so strong that new ideas are risky. Indeed, it could be argued that the creative idea of securitising mortgages was the cause of the present economic crisis.
On my website www.debonopost.com I put forward an idea which will eventually become inevitable. But I do not see it happening for many years.
Perhaps there needs to be a world congress on economics with a direct and deliberate creative focus. Perhaps there needs to be an understanding that 'tinkering' will not always be sufficient.
Edward de Bono
12th June 2009