Muhammad Yunus, in 22 Ideas to Fix the World

August 21, 2013 nyupressblog 1

Today, we’re sharing the first chapter of 22 Ideas to Fix the World—featuring an interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. In it, the founder of microfinance discusses his views on poverty, unemployment, and

Book giveaway! 22 Ideas to Fix the World

August 19, 2013 nyupressblog 0

This week, we’re putting the spotlight on our book, 22 Ideas to Fix the World: Conversations with the World’s Foremost Thinkers, which releases on September 9. In this unique volume from the World Public Forum

Words do matter in the immigration debate

April 23, 2013 nyupressblog 0

—Ediberto Román and Bobby Joe Bracy [This post originally appeared on the Latinovations blog. Read it here.] After decades of inaction, this week’s unveiling of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration proposal suggests that Congress

New Spreadable Media essays: Week 3

December 10, 2012 nyupressblog 0

We’re at week three since launching the online component of Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture! Here are this week’s round of web exclusive essays written by selected contributors who have shaped the argument put forth

Obama, Romney: But who will tame the megabanks?

October 19, 2012 nyupressblog 1

—Steven A. Ramirez While the economy has been a centerpiece issue in the 2012 presidential campaigns, the election rhetoric thus far is silent about controlling concentrated economic power to restore economic growth. If the historic

Chinese growth and happiness

October 5, 2012 nyupressblog 0

—Peter N. Stearns Recent surveys on Chinese life satisfaction provide yet another indication of the fraught relationship between modern development and overall happiness. The New York Times report by Richard Easterlin—always one of our most

Why Romney won the debate

October 4, 2012 nyupressblog 3

—Robert Cherry As the debate unfolded, my worst fears came to the fore: Democrats never win if they posture themselves as more responsible deficit fighters than their Republican opponents; that the goodies Republicans promise just

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