What We Say to Critics

In the course of writing this book, we’ve discussed our ideas with friends in many walks of life. Some have expressed reservations, even emphatic objections at times, when we suggested that only large multinational enterprises possess the reach and the resources to address the problems of poverty. These reservations broadly fall into four categories, which we’ll address in turn.

“Let the UN and Nonprofit Organizations Worry about Poverty”

Some friends have said that the job of addressing poverty should be left to the United Nations, national governments, overseas development agencies, NGOs, social enterprises, and other not-for-profit entities. Most of these objections rest on the evidence that collaboration between ...

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