Muhammad Yunus, A World of Three Zeros

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

Muhammad Yunus Bookshop Santa Cruz

Bookshop Santa Cruz and the Blum Center at UCSC are pleased to present Muhammad Yunus, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and his new book, A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions. Yunus offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet. This will be a free, off-site event at the Blum Center at UCSC, College 9/10 Multipurpose Room, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064. Parking and a free shuttle are available.

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.

Muhammad Yunus, a native of Bangladesh, was educated at Dhaka University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study economics at Vanderbilt University. In 1972 he became head of the economics department at Chittagong University. He is the founder and managing director of Grameen Bank, a pioneer of microcredit, an economic movement that has helped lift millions of families around the world out of poverty. Yunus and Grameen Bank are winners of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize.

"A book to make Wall Street quake."―Kirkus Reviews

EVENT DETAILS: This FREE OFFSITE EVENT produced with our co-sponsor, the Blum Center at UCSC.

$28.00
SKU: V781610397575

You can reserve your priority spot in the signing line by preordering or purchasing a copy of A World of Three Zeroes, Muhammad Yunus's new book, from Bookshop Santa Cruz with a priority signing line voucher for the event. Books with signing line vouchers must be paid for in advance, either at Bookshop Santa Cruz or here on our website. 

A World of Three Zeroes  will be published on September 26th. If you order a copy with a signing line voucher before that date, both your copy of the book and your signing line voucher will be available for pick-up from Bookshop Santa Cruz starting on September 26th. Books with signing line vouchers cannot be shipped. Internet orders must be placed by Sunday, October 8th. After that, please call the store to order.


$28.00
SKU: S781610397575

 If you cannot make it to the event, you can still have a copy of A World of Three Zeroes signed for you by Muhammad Yunus at our event.

Books must be paid for in advance, and can be held at Bookshop Santa Cruz for you to pick up, or can be shipped once the books have been signed. Internet orders must be placed by Sunday, October 8th; after that please call the store at 831-423-0900 to inquire about signed editions.

Most authors will be happy to add a name to their signature, but this service is at their discretion and isn't guaranteed. 


 

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