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A world of three zeros : the new economics of zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero net carbon emissions / Muhammad Yunus with Karl Weber.

By: Yunus, Muhammad, 1940- [author.].
Contributor(s): Weber, Karl, 1953- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Gurugram : Hachette book Publishing, 2018Edition: First edition.Description: vii, 288 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789351952558 (paperback).Subject(s): Social responsibility of business | Capitalism -- Social aspects | Economic development -- Social aspects | Sustainable development | Equality -- Economic aspectsDDC classification: 330 YUN
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.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271) and index.

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.

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.

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