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Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

Yunus, Muhammad - with Karl Weber

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ISBN 10: 1586484931 / ISBN 13: 9781586484934
Published by PublicAffairs, U.S.A., 2008
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PublicAffairs 2008 - First Edition - First Printing - SIGNED by the AUTHOR on title page - 261 pages including Prologue: Starting with a Handshake, Epilogue: "Poverty is a Threat to Peace" - The Nobel Prize Lecture, For Further Information and Index - DJ in CLEAR, ARCHIVAL BRODART COVER - flawless Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 006528

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Title: Creating a World Without Poverty: Social ...

Publisher: PublicAffairs, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

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Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition - First Printing.

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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.

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Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. 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.

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