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Description - Creating a World without Poverty by Muhammad Yunus

In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe, bringing with them enormous potential for positive change. But traditional capitalism cannot solve problems like inequality and poverty, because it is hampered by a narrow view of human nature in which people are one-dimensional beings concerned only with profit. In fact, human beings have many other drives and passions, including the spiritual, the social, and the altruistic. Welcome to the world of social business, where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to todays most serious problems: feeding the poor, housing the homeless, healing the sick, and protecting the planet. Creating a World Without Poverty tells the stories of some of the earliest examples of social businesses, including Yunuss own Grameen Bank. It reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already under way-and in the worldwide effort to eliminate poverty by unleashing the productive energy of ever human being.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586484934
ISBN-10: 1586484931
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 7-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Muhammad Yunus

About the author: Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, was educated at Dhaka University and studied economics at Vanderbilt University, USA. In 1972 he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, a pioneer of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.