With 240 million inhabitants and an unemployment rate that’s going towards fifty procent both the government and the people of Indonesia face enormous challenges. How do these millions of people survive? For those who want more then the fruits and vegetable that grow where ever you plant them the big cities seem to be the place to go to. But the fortune seekers that leave the countryside without proper education get stuck in the city jungles. But human instincts to survive are strong and tend to unleash a great wealth of creativity and the original copy-cats. If you do not fit into the glossy skyskraper world you start your own tiny one men business. With 14 million people living in Jakarta each square meter is used. The wasteland next to a official shining Toyota garage is turned into a bamboo tent wannabee garages. The same goes for the luxury shoppingmall where city refugees turn the neighbouring wasteland into a golfplated sheds trading center where recycled waste is sold from the wealthy fellow citizens.
It is fascinating to see that every force has it’s counter force. In the slipstream of globalism, individuals get inspired on how to survive. They simply start their own tiny mono businesses to survive. Next to macro and micro economics it looks like the one man metoo economics is a selfeducating incubator that forms a fascinating source of inspiration.