Creating A World Without Poverty

Creating A World Without Poverty

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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… See more details below

Overview

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 today's 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 Yunus's 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 every human being.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586485795
Publisher:
Perseus Publishing
Publication date:
01/07/2008
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Prologue: Starting with a Handshake     ix
The Promise of Social Business
A New Kind of Business     3
Social Business: What It Is and What It Is Not     21
The Grameen Experiment
The Microcredit Revolution     43
From Microcredit to Social Business     77
The Battle against Poverty: Bangladesh and Beyond     103
God Is in the Details     129
One Cup of Yogurt at a Time     149
A World Without Poverty
Broadening the Marketplace     165
Information Technology, Globalization, and a Transformed World     187
Hazards of Prosperity     203
Putting Poverty in Museums     223
Epilogue: "Poverty Is a Threat to Peace"-The Nobel Prize Lecture     235
For Further Information     249
Index     251

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