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Nobel Peace Prize 2006

From NYT: The 2006 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh and its founder, Muhammad Yunus, for pioneering microcredit — using loans of tiny amounts to transform destitute women into entrepreneurs. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Dr. Yunus and Grameen for their “efforts to create economic and social development from below.” Though it is not the first time the committee has chosen to honor economic development as a contribution to world peace, rather than the more usual diplomacy, rights advocacy or philanthropy, it is the first time the prize has been awarded to a profit-making business.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

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