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Monday, October 19, 2009


Microcredit has been accepted uncritically as a way to bring people out of poverty. Two new books from Bangladesh, home of Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank, challenge this rosy view:

Badruddin Umar. 2007. Poverty trade of Dr. Yunus. Dhaka: Shrabon Prokashani.
Ames Library HG3290.6.A8 G727528 2007

Chowdhury, Farooque (ed.). 2007. Micro credit, myth manufactured: unveiling appropriation of surplus value and an icon. Dhaka: Shrabon Prokashani.
Ames Library HG178.33.B3 M53 2007

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