Social Business

How Swedes and Norwegians Broke The Power Of The "1 Percent"

While many of us are working to ensure that the Occupy movement will have a lasting impact, it's worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic justice.

Sweden and Norway, for example, both experienced a major power shift in the 1930s after prolonged nonviolent struggle. They "fired" the top 1 percent of people who set the direction for society and created the basis for something different.

Read more: How Swedes and Norwegians Broke The Power Of The "1 Percent"

 

Muhammad Yunus and His Advocacy on Social Business: Is Europe Ready?

Last November 17th, for the closure ceremony of the Global Microcredit Summit in Valladollid, Nobel Prize Muhammad Yunus advanced his speech to arrive on time for the next day conference on Social Economy and Social Business held by the European Commission.

I had the opportunity to attend different sessions on Social Businesses with Professor Yunus, one of them being more intimate and out of the official programme, thanks to MFI Connect.

Read more: Muhammad Yunus and His Advocacy on Social Business: Is Europe Ready?

   

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