Microeconomics in the Global Marketplace

Microeconomics in the Global Marketplace

Streaming Video - 2008
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Micro-lending, capitalism, and off-shoring are the topics of discussion in this compilation of NewsHour segments. Nobel Laureate Mohammad Yunus, economist Hernando de Soto, and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Thomas L. Friedman are featured. Episodes include…* Bootstrap Capitalism: Paul Solman and Mohammad Yunus discuss the merits of micro-lending using U.S.-based Good Faith, a venture capital lender to start-ups with no collateral, as an example. Segment also sold individually. * Small Change, Big Change—Micro-loans: Paul Solman is joined by Maria Otero, of micro-lender Accion International, and Carl Horowitz, Washington correspondent for Investorâ€TMs Business Daily, to debate the value and implications of “trickle-up” economic growth through micro-loans. * Conversation—The Mystery of Capital: Elizabeth Farnsworth and Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto discuss his book The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else. Segment also sold as a part of Explaining Globalization. * Thomas L. Friedmanâ€TMs Journal—Sri Lanka and India: Back from a reporting trip to Sri Lanka and India, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman joins Ray Suarez to talk about, among other topics, Bangaloreâ€TMs role as the back office to U.S. firms. * Mohammad Yunus and the Nobel Peace Prize: Fred de Sam Lazaro and Nobel Prize-winner Mohammad Yunus discuss the success of Grameen Bank, after which Jeffrey Brown interviews Maria Otero, of Accion International, on Yunusâ€TM success. * Mohammad Yunus on the Impact of Microfinance: Paul Solman speaks with Mohammad Yunus about microfinance and micro-entrepreneurship, the bond of trust between lender and borrower, and the entry of the private sector into micro-lending.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (76 min.) : sd., col., digital file

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