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A world of three zeroes : the new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero carbon emissions

Author: Muhammad Yunus; Karl Weber
Publisher: Melbourne : Scribe, 2017. ©2017
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The bestselling author of Banker to the Poor and Creating a World Without Poverty and co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize outlines his radical economic vision for tackling inequality, joblessness, and environmental degradation, and describes the worldwide movement already working to make it a reality. Muhammad Yunus is the Bangladeshi economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, and earned a Nobel Peace  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muhammad Yunus; Karl Weber
ISBN: 9781911344568 1911344560 9781925322477 1925322475
OCLC Number: 1004974311
Description: 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part one. The challenge --
The failures of capitalism --
Creating a new civilization: the countereconomics of social business --
Part two. The three zeros --
Zero poverty: bringing an end to income inequality --
Zero unemployment: we are not job seekers, we are job creators --
Zero net carbon: creating an economics of sustainability --
A road map to a better future --
Part three. Megapowers for transforming the world --
Youth: energizing and empowering the young people of the world --
Technology: unleashing the power of technology to liberate all people --
Good governance and human rights: keys to building a society that works for all --
Part four. Stepping stones to the future --
The legal and financial infrastructure we need --
Redesigning the world of tomorrow.
Responsibility: Muhammad Yunus ; with Karl Weber.

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The bestselling author of Banker to the Poor and Creating a World Without Poverty and co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize outlines his radical economic vision for tackling inequality, joblessness, and environmental degradation, and describes the worldwide movement already working to make it a reality. Muhammad Yunus is the Bangladeshi economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards alleviating poverty. Here, he argues that the capitalist system is broken. In its current form, it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and devastating environmental destruction. To save humankind and the planet, we need a new economic system based on a more realistic vision of human nature - one that recognises altruism and generosity as driving forces that are just as fundamental and powerful as self-interest. Is this a pipe dream? Not at all. In the decade since Yunus first began to articulate his ideas for a new type of capitalism, thousands of companies, nonprofits, and individual entrepreneurs around the world have embraced them. From Albania to Colombia, India to Germany, newly created businesses and enterprises are committed to reducing poverty, improving health care and education, cleaning up pollution, and serving other urgent human needs in ingenious, innovative ways. A World of Three Zeroes describes the new civilisation that is emerging from the economic experiments Yunus' work has helped to inspire, and offers a challenge to young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to embrace his mission and improve the world for everyone.

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