Jay Evensen: Muhammed Yunus still saving people one at a time

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  • Lew Scannon Provo, UT
    March 17, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    Thanks, Jay, for reminding us of what Dr. Yunus has accomplished. I also agree with Dave D about my friend Warner Woodworth, who has gone more good in the world than any other Utahn I'm aware of. I only wish American corporations could catch the vision and realize that they hold the key to a better society in their hands, and waste the opportunity. If they would focus more on creating product that solve problems and on hiring as many people as they can afford rather than always seeking the highest profit, our society would be much more like what Joseph Smith and Brigham Young envisioned. Unfortunately, we have a society in which wealth inequality is through the roof and heading for the stars. The obvious results of the motives that drive most businesses are not very impressive.

  • Dave D Pocatello, ID
    March 14, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    Dr. Yunus is a hero of mine. Many of us are comfortably living our lives as members of the middle class. He was as well until he decided to ask a person on the street what they needed to get our of poverty. That simple question is changing the world. While microcredit does have its challenges, the high repayment rates suggest that it is a successful model. We are fortunate to have our own Dr. Yunus right here in Utah, a professor by the name of Warner Woodworth. We would do well to discover the contributions of people like this and "go and do likewise."