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When the Bottom Line Is Ending Poverty

When the Bottom Line Is Ending Poverty

Creating a World Without Poverty:Social Business and the Future of CapitalismBy Muhammad YunusPublicAffairs; 261 pp; $26

Muhammad Yunus is a humble man who would resist being compared to Mahatma Gandhi. But the two have much in common as campaigners for social progress. While Gandhi's goal was the end of colonialism, Yunus' is just as grand: He means to reform capitalism to make it a tool for ending poverty. Think of him as Gandhi with a BlackBerry (RIMM).