Creating A World Without Poverty

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PublicAffairs, Jan 8, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 296 pages
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The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize outlines his vision for a new business model that combines the power of free markets with the quest for a more humane world--and he tells the inspiring stories of companies that are doing this work today. 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.--From publisher description.

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

User Review  - Erik - Goodreads

Interesting book that lays out a very convincing argument for micro-credit lending though became very repetitive at parts. Read full review

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User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

This book had a very interesting look at how poverty could one day be something talked about in museums. Social businesses would allow people to donate money and get the same return back, like a ... Read full review

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