Creating A World Without Poverty

Creating A World Without Poverty

Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

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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.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9781586484934
Branch Call Number: 338.7 YUN
Characteristics: xvii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Weber, Karl 1953-


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Oct 03, 2017

Well, maybe you have a right to your own opinion, but I'll be
waiting to listen to it after you've won the Nobel Peace Prize (which
Yunus won).

Jun 10, 2015

This dude's a total farce! Great to spin the stories, but it takes quite a bit of work to backtrack this guy to find out just how questionable those stories of his are. Best to view // The End of Poverty [think again] \\ or read the Globalization of Poverty. [He reminds me of that second or third generation Indian-American woman jobs offshorer, who rushes in to refugee camps to offshore labor to! Is she a saint or does she seek the cheapest labor pools on the planet?]

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