European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

All global finance should require a natural ethics. *

Odile Renaud-Basso, President
Beata Javorcik, EBRD Chief Economist
Richard Porter, Director of Communications
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

First email: March 10, 2022, 1:59 PM

Dear Prof. Dr. Beata Javorik,

Do you have any ideas to stop Vladimir Putin?” In a stream of consciousness, I’ve wondered:

• Might there be leaders of regions itching to spin off as its own country? If several Russian regions declared independence at the same time, Putin would be hamstrung. I am looking into Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, and Vladivostok just to explore that logic a little further.

• What about our models for life, for science, and for meaning and value? I often write to scholars and leaders that they are being limited by a little worldview.

That was the thrust of my note to Putin back on February 25. A highly-integrated view of the universe (all encapsulated and inter-related within 202 base-2 notations from the Planck units to the current time) makes for an intimate  universe. We already know and have experienced such intimacy for our world via the web; this model demonstrates a deeper and abiding interconnectedness of the universe. I have engaged Putin’s people at many different levels. Perhaps the Skoltech relation holds some long-term possibilities for real change.

• Could there be a more compelling vision than reclaiming Ukraine?  There are so many possibilities with the advance of technologies, it is entirely clear that Putin lacks imagination. It takes about 30 years  for a new technology to mature and begin to be fully exploited. There are so many examples. I looked onto one, GPS technologies, and it became obvious to me that eventually it will be more robustly exploited and that Russia was sitting on some of the best possible GPS addresses.

I wrote it up here: and

If the global community was challenged to come up with new economic development ideas that could empower all nations but especially those who need it most, the response might overwhelm all of you in the global development markets. And, to get people to think about it and respond would require a group of you, perhaps empowered by the World Bank and the UN, making that challenge in concert.

Why not now? 

Ukrainian and Russian people are hurting, screaming, and dying. Time is of the essence.

Thank you.

Most sincerely,


PS. Life is so short. And, today it is entirely transparent. I hope this email intrigues you enough to take it another step. Also, as I said in a Tweet to Odile Renaud-Basso, “Magnificent €2 billion resilience package. Extraordinary.” -BEC


* A Natural Ethics: Not only should the banking community be teaching a new ethics that is part of the very fabric of the universe, it should require that every organization and banking system within their extended community be teaching this natural ethics as well.


A Study of the European Bank
for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)