the new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero carbon emissions
'A book to make Wall Street quake - if Wall Street paid attention to the developing world ... The author's humane proposal for economic reform, far from impractical, makes for provocative reading for development specialists.' * Kirkus Reviews * 'The book has a lotto like and Yunus's faith in the entrepreneurial spirit is uplifting. His focus is on communities in developing countries but with lessons for everyone, and a wealth of ideas.' * In The Black *
Muhammad Yunus, born in 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 of Grameen Bank and the father of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. He is also the creator of the 'social business' model. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.