Microcredit pioneer Dr. Yunus is traveling around the United States.
He is promoting his new book which I hope to review later. In this audio Dr Yunus describes his work.
Microcredit, for which Yunus won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, is a brilliant achievement, and one for which Yunus has already attained an enduring legacy.
If present growth rates are maintained, this development will have a very significant effect, altering the whole story of humanity. Whether this, in itself will be sufficient to realign our species with the global biosphere upon which all life depends, remains to be seen. But if we do make it to a point of population stasis, and then commence an orderly and voluntary decline in numbers, microcredit will have been one of the main innovations that made that possible. It is hard to conceive of a future in which Yunus’s achievement will not be revered by hundreds of millions, and with good reason. The eradication of poverty remains within reach, and many of us will live long enough to see it happen.
Audacious and Excellent. Strongly recommended.