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Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty (1999)

by Muhammad Yunus

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by the recent Nobel Prize winner Muhamad Yunus
founder of the Grameen Bank



On Pages 140 - 147, Dr. Yunus describes setting up the Tangail branch of Grameen bank, and how the terrorist situation made it very dangerous. In the end the presence of the bank directly contributed to the safety and lessening of terrorist activity in that province.



Elsewhere he mentions that job applicants in Bangladesh had to pay an application fee and another fee to have a job interview! Talk about participating in your own exploitation. How to get around such a practice?
(When I was in Turkey we had to list photos and age on our CV, which is also participating in your own exploitation as I think on it now...)


P. 206 - 207
The Proud Cherokee!! Now I see where my mother got her 'Chief Joseph look' from!!! She would drive me crazy as a small child trying to argue with her, and all she would do was fold her arms and go 'stoney-faced' like the Cherokee women he spoke to in Oklahoma. I always knew then that 1. she was imitating her mother, my grandmother, and 2. I was not going to get another word out of her! Ok, now I see that we've got it honest...


note...
p. 16-17 waste & deception of aid
(renting gov. official-owned places ; Foreign aid budget -> employ & sell own ppl and goods...)

p. 23 aid -> dependency & 'good at negotiating for more aid'

p. 66 waste of deep tubewells: no link to end-user

p. 69 obj. to 'small farmer' 1. male issues only (wow-for a man to say or think of this is amazing!!)
2. 1/5 time = agric. so 80% of time not farming

p. 70 must diff. really poor vs. farmers
p. 71-3 defs/groups: p1 == bottom 20%, p2 ,p3 -cannot help poor & non-poor: poor "elbowed out" by less poor

p. 71 each country needs its own def. of 'poor'

p. 81 'banking untouchables'
p. 88 credit to women -> faster change
p. 91 Grameen req. women to get title to land
p. 92 wife-beating lower
p. 110 (1st pag f ch. 14) -no legal/police/ paperwork
p. 119 Grameen is shareholder/borrower owned
p. 120 TRUST; all borrowers start below poverty line
-poverty in national context

p. 142 takes ~ 2 years to find structural faults
p. 148 eng a social rev.
p 154 / 155 -micro-credit prevents terrorism

p. 157-9 natural distasters not show-stopper
p. 178 9/13 board members illiterate (borrowers)
p. 182 Turkey had non mc in 1998 [[they do now...]]]
p. 190 'charity' -> wage slavery 'can be a prison.'
p. 191 WSEP, Chicago
p. 193 credit -social change

p. 210 RESULTS (Sam Daley-Harris) & CBS 'Sixty Minutes'

chapter 27 1st page: P. 213 "The market always pushes things onto the side of the powerful."

[[but he is not at all anti-mkt...]]]

p. 215 'the dole...robs them...of self-respect'
'poverty...is created by the structures of society'

[[[but participating in it can be a vote for legitimating it... imho]]]


p. 216 -Yunus believes in competition
[[[Yunus (imho) is wrong to say 'competition is the driving...' since we've got good evidence that cooperation works even inside of competition (look at the cartels...)]]]

p. 214 social-consciousness-driven
p. 216 Yunus is right "all human beings are potential entrepreneurs."

p. 217 (accountable maximization) -Barnes would disagree with Yunus: says 2 item max. basket, since can only max. 1 thing effectively...
[[hmmm...]]

p. 219 imho cooperation more effective than compe.
p. 220 defines development via bottom 25% qualies

P. 221 GramenPhone, Grameen Shakti (Energy)
-judge a society by lowest percentile
[[as Ros quoted ...Rawls??? ... on "judge a society by how it treats it's most vulnerable" ]]


p. 224 refs David Bornstein (1996) 'The Price of a Dream'
p. 226 -'The poor work for the benefit of someone who controls the productive assets.'
-unless other help intervenes or they cooperate

P. 228 Frederiko Mayor -UNESCO
to help Grameen Shikkha (Education)
P. 232 Grameen families lower birthrates

Chapter 31 (p. 233) SELF-EMPLOY !!!

p. 234 -back to social theoretical framework
credit -> economic power -> social power
-credit as human right
P. 235 micro-econ. theory w/lbr & capital -firm leaves no self employment

p. 236 econ. denigrate 'informal sector'
p. 246 health care essential
p. 250 mkt: GrameenCheck & Flannel
[[ok, Joe was right, Yunus did create a market...]]]
p. 258 fisheries, etc; Need direction to prevent rich incr.

p. 284 Clinton nixed welfare to help the poor??

P. 285 not true: info. is restricted!!

YES!! -P. 286 1. access to a. credit b. info. c. mkts
2. no passports or visas
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
19 February, 12016 HE
( )
  FourFreedoms | May 17, 2019 |
by the recent Nobel Prize winner Muhamad Yunus
founder of the Grameen Bank



On Pages 140 - 147, Dr. Yunus describes setting up the Tangail branch of Grameen bank, and how the terrorist situation made it very dangerous. In the end the presence of the bank directly contributed to the safety and lessening of terrorist activity in that province.



Elsewhere he mentions that job applicants in Bangladesh had to pay an application fee and another fee to have a job interview! Talk about participating in your own exploitation. How to get around such a practice?
(When I was in Turkey we had to list photos and age on our CV, which is also participating in your own exploitation as I think on it now...)


P. 206 - 207
The Proud Cherokee!! Now I see where my mother got her 'Chief Joseph look' from!!! She would drive me crazy as a small child trying to argue with her, and all she would do was fold her arms and go 'stoney-faced' like the Cherokee women he spoke to in Oklahoma. I always knew then that 1. she was imitating her mother, my grandmother, and 2. I was not going to get another word out of her! Ok, now I see that we've got it honest...


note...
p. 16-17 waste & deception of aid
(renting gov. official-owned places ; Foreign aid budget -> employ & sell own ppl and goods...)

p. 23 aid -> dependency & 'good at negotiating for more aid'

p. 66 waste of deep tubewells: no link to end-user

p. 69 obj. to 'small farmer' 1. male issues only (wow-for a man to say or think of this is amazing!!)
2. 1/5 time = agric. so 80% of time not farming

p. 70 must diff. really poor vs. farmers
p. 71-3 defs/groups: p1 == bottom 20%, p2 ,p3 -cannot help poor & non-poor: poor "elbowed out" by less poor

p. 71 each country needs its own def. of 'poor'

p. 81 'banking untouchables'
p. 88 credit to women -> faster change
p. 91 Grameen req. women to get title to land
p. 92 wife-beating lower
p. 110 (1st pag f ch. 14) -no legal/police/ paperwork
p. 119 Grameen is shareholder/borrower owned
p. 120 TRUST; all borrowers start below poverty line
-poverty in national context

p. 142 takes ~ 2 years to find structural faults
p. 148 eng a social rev.
p 154 / 155 -micro-credit prevents terrorism

p. 157-9 natural distasters not show-stopper
p. 178 9/13 board members illiterate (borrowers)
p. 182 Turkey had non mc in 1998 [[they do now...]]]
p. 190 'charity' -> wage slavery 'can be a prison.'
p. 191 WSEP, Chicago
p. 193 credit -social change

p. 210 RESULTS (Sam Daley-Harris) & CBS 'Sixty Minutes'

chapter 27 1st page: P. 213 "The market always pushes things onto the side of the powerful."

[[but he is not at all anti-mkt...]]]

p. 215 'the dole...robs them...of self-respect'
'poverty...is created by the structures of society'

[[[but participating in it can be a vote for legitimating it... imho]]]


p. 216 -Yunus believes in competition
[[[Yunus (imho) is wrong to say 'competition is the driving...' since we've got good evidence that cooperation works even inside of competition (look at the cartels...)]]]

p. 214 social-consciousness-driven
p. 216 Yunus is right "all human beings are potential entrepreneurs."

p. 217 (accountable maximization) -Barnes would disagree with Yunus: says 2 item max. basket, since can only max. 1 thing effectively...
[[hmmm...]]

p. 219 imho cooperation more effective than compe.
p. 220 defines development via bottom 25% qualies

P. 221 GramenPhone, Grameen Shakti (Energy)
-judge a society by lowest percentile
[[as Ros quoted ...Rawls??? ... on "judge a society by how it treats it's most vulnerable" ]]


p. 224 refs David Bornstein (1996) 'The Price of a Dream'
p. 226 -'The poor work for the benefit of someone who controls the productive assets.'
-unless other help intervenes or they cooperate

P. 228 Frederiko Mayor -UNESCO
to help Grameen Shikkha (Education)
P. 232 Grameen families lower birthrates

Chapter 31 (p. 233) SELF-EMPLOY !!!

p. 234 -back to social theoretical framework
credit -> economic power -> social power
-credit as human right
P. 235 micro-econ. theory w/lbr & capital -firm leaves no self employment

p. 236 econ. denigrate 'informal sector'
p. 246 health care essential
p. 250 mkt: GrameenCheck & Flannel
[[ok, Joe was right, Yunus did create a market...]]]
p. 258 fisheries, etc; Need direction to prevent rich incr.

p. 284 Clinton nixed welfare to help the poor??

P. 285 not true: info. is restricted!!

YES!! -P. 286 1. access to a. credit b. info. c. mkts
2. no passports or visas
Read, Write, Dream, Teach !

ShiraDest
19 February, 12016 HE
( )
  ShiraDest | Mar 6, 2019 |
hi
  Carol_CiCibaby | Mar 16, 2017 |
I learned alot from this. Can't really judge the writing - its more the info therein and that was what I was looking for.
  laurenbufferd | Nov 14, 2016 |
An uplifting story about the triumph of love over greed. Many, many organizations leverage micro-lending or micro-credit today and I hope that the philosophies of Grameen continue to grow and seep into cultures around the world. This is a very uplifting and inspiring true story. ( )
  TheMadTurtle | Dec 26, 2015 |
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This book is an autobiographical account of the founder of the Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus. This work is a fundamental rethinking of the economic relationship between the rich and the poor, as well as their rights and obligations.

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