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Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Muhammad Yunus
Learn how Yunis, founder of the Grameen Bank, pioneered an economic movement called microcredit that has helped lift millions out of poverty.

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time by Jeffrey D. Sachs
Economist Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty by helping the one billion poorest people in the world reach the first rung on the "ladder of economic development." 

The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen
The true story of one American family’s decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, downsize to a house half its size, and give half of their profits to a worthy charity.

Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio
A comparative photo-chronicle of what culturally diverse families eat for a week, from visits to 30 families in 24 countries for 600 meals in all.

Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools by Jonathan Kozol
Kozol believes that children from poor families are cheated out of a future by grossly underequipped, understaffed and underfunded schools in U.S. inner cities and less affluent suburbs.

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
This revelatory firsthand account of life in low-wage America that has become an essential part of the nation’s political discourse.

Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail by Paul Polak
Polak explodes what he calls the "Three Great Poverty Eradication Myths": that we can donate people out of poverty, that national economic growth will end poverty, and that Big Business, operating as it does now, will end poverty.

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