While free markets have swept the globe and brought positive change, nevertheless traditional capitalism cannot solve problems of inequality and poverty because of its view of people as one-dimensional beings concerned only with profit. In fact, human beings have many other drives and passions, including spiritual, social, and 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 an economic and social revolution that is already underway and in the worldwide effort to eliminate poverty by unleashing the productive energy of every human being.
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MUHAMMAD YUNUS was born in Bangladesh and earned his Ph.D. in economics in the United States at Vanderbilt University, where he was deeply influenced by the civil rights movement. He lives in Bangladesh and travels widely around the world on behalf of Grameen Bank and the concept of micro-credit.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
YUNUS, MUHAMMAD: CREATING A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY: SOCIAL BUSINESS AND THE FUTURE OF CAPITALISM. PUBLIC AFFAIRS, NEW YORK, 2007, 261 PP.
[ILUSTRACIÔN OMITIR]Muhammad Yunus, nacido en Bangladesh, paîs de antigua cultura y vecino de India, hoy uno de los mâs pobres y poblados del mundo (mâs de 1.000 habitantes por [km.sup.2] y una poblaciôn que bordea los 150 millones), es un economista que se dio a conocer mundialmente cuando publicô un bestseller sobre su experiencia del Grameen Bank, empresa de microcrêdito sin fines de lucro. Esta surgiô a fines de los aòos '70, cuando descubriô que mujeres de aldeas vecinas a la universidad donde êl ejercîa...
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