In facing the unprecedented challenges of 2020, Parry People Movers believes in combining the resources of intermediate and high technology to devise remedies and suggests establishing an Intermediate Rail Technical Centre.
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“Solutions depending on engineering are required for current threats to humankind which are not just big, but huge.The greatest pain is being felt in developing countries which naturally turn to prosperous Western nations via UN agencies to respond. But a looming Global Recession provides an unpropitious backdrop. Individual governments have already gone far beyond combining the resources of intermediate and high technology to devise remedies June 2020 Version 5″] prudent limits bailing out their own private sectors in order to avoid a 2007-8 style implosion of credit, so it seems unlikely they can contribute a great deal to a worldwide poverty alleviation programme. Are there ‘own bootstraps’ solutions by which the poor themselves can make a big contribution to pulling themselves up? But the poor can only offer their labour and determination to survive. What actual ways and means are available? Intermediate technology holds the key, but cannot open the door without help.”