Nobel Prize Talks: Muhammad Yunus
Rather than ask whether people are ‘creditworthy’, should we ask whether banks are ‘peopleworthy’? Muhammad Yunus, awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, sees a capitalist system where the rich get richer while large parts of the world’s population live under difficult conditions. In this conversation he talks about empowering people through microfinance and how the joint participation of women is necessary for any society to succeed. Yunus presents a vision of a future in which poverty and unemployment are eradicated, and each individual’s creativity released.
Interview with 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, 12 December 2006. The interviewer is Marika Griehsel, freelance journalist. Nobelprize.org apologizes for the slight deterioration in the sound quality during the second half of this interview.
Telephone interview with Professor Muhammad Yunus immediately following the announcement of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, 13 October 2006. The interviewer is Adam Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
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