Creating a World Without Poverty by Muhammad Yunus
Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

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In the last two decades, free markets have swept the globe. But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. In Muhammad Yunus’ groundbreaking sequel to Banker to the Poor, he outlines the concept of social business—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 reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already underway.

About Muhammad Yunus

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Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, 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 were the recipients of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.
Published December 7, 2007 by PublicAffairs. 291 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, History, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Economics professor Yunus claims he “originally became involved in the poverty issue not as a policy-maker, scholar, or researcher, but because poverty was all around me.” With these words he stopped teaching “elegant theories” and began lending small amounts of money, $40...

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I would add that government, certifying agencies, and the boards of social business firms themselves will need to take great care to prevent social business managers from using these enterprises for their own benefit.

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