October 31, 2008

Review of Yunus' Creating a World Without Poverty

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In this article, Enterprise Africa! researcher Daniel Sacks reviews Muhammad Yunus’ latest book Creating a World without Poverty. The book focuses on “social businesses,” which Yunus believes have unique abilities to address poverty in ways that markets, governments, nonprofits and multilateral development agencies cannot.  

A social business, according to Yunus, is a firm whose priority is not profit maximization, but rather “pursuing social goals”, such as providing health insurance for the poor, or sanitation services and water treatment facilities. See what Daniel Sacks has to say about this development strategy by visiting Economic Affairs.

 

Citation (Chicago-Style)

Sacks, Daniel. "Review of Creating a World Without Poverty, by Muhammad Yunus." Economic Affairs 28, no. 3 (2008): 81.