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Unformatted text preview: Banker to the Poor Yunus questions: What are the main obstacles among the population to alleviate poverty? What are the main steps in Yunus discovery of who are the really, really poor? What are the main agendas, philosophies, and approaches of Western aid agencies in alleviating poverty in Bangladesh? What are Yunus critiques of them? What are donor agencies views on population control? What is Yunus critique? China embarked on employing a Soviet economic model in the revolution in the Great Leap Forward For many developing, former colonial countries the Soviet model had considerable appeal because it could leapfrog the creation of the bourgeoisie from Marxism Soviet Union was able to protect itself from a Nazi invasion due to economic strength Consumer goods werent produced very much, but the economy focused on heavy industry to build a stronger economy that could later support a better living standard USSR became Chinas largest consumer of exports Equal distribution of land among rural peasants so there no large land tracts, incentive to keep people from moving from the cities and gained support of people Drop in food production due to large amounts of family farms that didnt generate enough to support the urban population, leading to a large famine later on Chinese resented the constant Soviet input on implementation of som, but...
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course HST 211 taught by Professor Fraunholtz during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.
- Spring '08