A World of Three Zeroes

the new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero carbon emissions

Author: Muhammad Yunus

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The capitalist system, in its current form, is broken. Here, a Nobel Peace Prize-winner outlines his radical economic vision for fixing it. Eight individuals now own more wealth than 50 per cent of the global population, and high unemployment in many countries means that people’s skills, knowledge, and creativity are being wasted. Rampant environmental destruction only adds to this picture of a bleak future in which humankind will no longer be able to sustain itself. But what if there is another way? Muhammad Yunus is the economist who invented microcredit, founded Grameen Bank, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work towards alleviating poverty. Here, he sets forth his vision to establish a new kind of capitalism, where altruism and generosity are valued as much as profit making, and where individuals not only have the capacity to lift themselves out of poverty, but also to affect real change for the planet and its people. A World of Three Zeroes offers a challenge to young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens everywhere to embrace a new form of capitalism, and improve the world for everyone before it’s too late.

A World of Three Zeros

The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

Author: Muhammad Yunus

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 602

A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and bestselling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating poverty, is one of today's most trenchant social critics. Now he declares it's time to admit that the capitalist engine is broken--that in its current form it inevitably leads to rampant inequality, massive unemployment, and environmental destruction. We need a new economic system that unleashes altruism as a creative force just as powerful as self-interest. Is this a pipe dream? Not at all. In the last decade, thousands of people and organizations have already embraced Yunus's vision of a new form of capitalism, launching innovative social businesses designed to serve human needs rather than accumulate wealth. They are bringing solar energy to millions of homes in Bangladesh; turning thousands of unemployed young people into entrepreneurs through equity investments; financing female-owned businesses in cities across the United States; bringing mobility, shelter, and other services to the rural poor in France; and creating a global support network to help young entrepreneurs launch their start-ups. In A World of Three Zeros, Yunus describes the new civilization emerging from the economic experiments his work has helped to inspire. He explains how global companies like McCain, Renault, Essilor, and Danone got involved with this new economic model through their own social action groups, describes the ingenious new financial tools now funding social businesses, and sketches the legal and regulatory changes needed to jumpstart the next wave of socially driven innovations. And he invites young people, business and political leaders, and ordinary citizens to join the movement and help create the better world we all dream of.

Banker To The Poor

Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty

Author: Muhammad Yunus

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 883

The inspirational story of how Nobel Prize winner Muhammad Yunus invented microcredit, founded the Grameen Bank, and transformed the fortunes of millions of poor people around the world. Muhammad Yunus was a professor of economics in Bangladesh, who realized that the most impoverished members of his community were systematically neglected by the banking system -- no one would loan them any money. Yunus conceived of a new form of banking -- microcredit -- that would offer very small loans to the poorest people without collateral, and teach them how to manage and use their loans to create successful small businesses. He founded Grameen Bank based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a fortunate few, and it now provides $24 billion of micro-loans to more than nine million families. Ninety-seven percent of its clients are women, and repayment rates are over 90 percent. Outside of Bangladesh, micro-lending programs inspired by Grameen have blossomed, and serve hundreds of millions of people around the world. The definitive history of micro-credit direct from the man that conceived of it, Banker to the Poor is the moving story of someone who dreamed of changing the world -- and did.

Exploring the World of Mathematics

From Ancient Record Keeping to the Latest Advances in Computers

Author: John Hudson Tiner

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 157

View: 637

Numbers surround us. Just try to make it through a day without using any. It's impossible: telephone numbers, calendars, volume settings, shoe sizes, speed limits, weights, street numbers, microwave timers, TV channels, and the list goes on and on. The many advancements and branches of mathematics were developed through the centuries as people encountered problems and relied upon math to solve them. For instance: What timely invention was tampered with by the Caesars and almost perfected by a pope? Why did ten days vanish in September of 1752? How did Queen Victoria shorten the Sunday sermons at chapel? What important invention caused the world to be divided into time zones? What simple math problem caused the Mars Climate Orbiter to burn up in the Martian atmosphere? What common unit of measurement was originally based on the distance from the equator to the North Pole? Does water always boil at 212? Fahrenheit? What do Da Vinci's Last Supper and the Parthenon have in common? Why is a computer glitch called a "bug"? It's amazing how ten simple digits can be used in an endless number of ways to benefit man. The development of these ten digits and their many uses is the fascinating story you hold in your hands: Exploring the World of Mathematics.

The Purchase of the North Pole

(Annotated)(Unabridged)

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 974

Replaced previously deleted materialNewly edited textIncludes the original illustrationsNow with an Historical Afterword by Ron Miller Featured in Ron Millers _The Conquest of Space Book Series.Ó The Purchase of the North Pole is one of Verne's lesser-known works. A sequel to From the Earth to the Moon, it tells of the Gun Club's mad plans to tip the Earth on its axis in order to access the coal veins at the North Pole! At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

The World of Chemistry: Essentials

Essentials

Author: Melvin D. Joesten

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 541

Joesten's WORLD OF CHEMISTRY: ESSENTIALS is known for effectively presenting chemistry in terms understandable to the non-science major. The Fourth Edition continues to clearly explain the importance of chemistry and the impact it has on students' daily l

The Mobility Revolution

Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents, Zero Ownership

Author: Lukas Neckermann

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 253

We stand at the cusp of a mobility revolution unlike anything we have seen since the days of Gottlieb Daimler and Henry Ford, 130 years ago. Three massively significant and converging automotive trends – electrification, self-driving technology and car-sharing – will together transform the way we live, work, and move about in our increasingly urban environment. This book coins the term ‘Mobility Revolution’ and is a summary of the ‘three zeroes’ that are already defining the future for the automobile industry: Zero Emissions, Zero Accidents and Zero Ownership. The impact will go beyond the automotive industry and its suppliers – urban infrastructure, construction, logistics – and even local cafés will need to think and operate differently. Based on countless interviews, the book is highly current and thoroughly researched, whilst also fun to read. It is an eye-opener to the new world that awaits us as the Mobility Revolution unfolds. The Mobility Revolution is a must-read for anyone interested in the future of the automobile industry, our cities, and the way we live.

The Secret Diary of the World's Worst Friend

Author: Subhadra Sen Gupta

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 184

View: 653

‘How would you feel if you had no friends? Not one.’ Fourteen-year-old Akash wins a scholarship to one of the most expensive schools in Delhi, and is thrilled when he is immediately accepted into the ‘cool’ gang of the class. But soon he discovers that his new friends aren’t exactly what they seem to be.

Growing Ideas of Number

Author: John N. Crossley

Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 529

This book explores the notion of how number ideas, and ideas of number, have grown from ancient to modern times throughout history. It looks at how different types of number and views of numbers (and their meaning and applications) have varied across cutures over time, and combines historical consideration with the mathematics. The book illustrates some of the real problems and subtleties of number, including counting, calculation, measuring and using machines, which ancient and modern people have grappled with - and continue to do so today.