Muhammmad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize-winner for his work helping to lift families out of poverty, describes his ideas for transforming capitalism, using business to solve the problems of poverty, hunger and inequality.
How to manage the global economy - and, more fundamentally, whether humanity wishes it to go in an ever more market-oriented, transnational corporation-dominated, and capital-footloose direction - is the most important international question of our time. The author points out the failings of groups such as The World Bank, IMF, WTO and G7. He examines the major new ideas put forward for reforming the management of the world economy and argues for a much more fundamental shift towards a decentralized, pluralistic system of global economic governance allowing countries to follow development strategies sensitive to their own values and particular mix of constraints and opportunities.
Many believe that there are no alternatives to globalisation as we know it-with its world of giant corporations in the driving seat, dominating a "free" market in reality shaped in accordance with their dictates, and elevating economics over all other human considerations and values. But there are alternatives. And the global justice movement is giving voice to them. In this remarkable collection, the compilers have brought together some of the most important themes and voices which these rapidly growing, diverse citizens' movements have expressed at the World Social Forum.
In “Fool’s Gold,” Tett describes how a small group of bankers at storied J. P. Morgan built a monster that got out of control and helped destroy much of their industry. She shows us the financial world through the eyes of her talented but short-sighted subjects: geniuses at math and marketing, they thought they had discovered how to defy the laws of nature.
A complete account of the period of hyper-inflation suffered by the German public during the 1920s. Adam Fergusson creates a public eye-view using eye-witness accounts and social commentary from the ordinary people struggling to survive in a crippled economy. This is essential reading for all and highlights the incompetence of governments looking for the easy option during periods of growing unrest and unemployment.