Thursday, October 19, 2006

The power of an idea

I am sure Prof. Madhukar will pardon me for copying even the title of his inpiring post on this year's noble prize winner for peace (actually the post is on his grameen bank story rather than him) some quotable quotes from his excellent post

"Poverty is not caused by people; it is caused by the system. "

"You take the best seed of the tallest tree from the most fertile forest, and plant it in a small flower-pot. The seed does not grow into the tall tree..." not because the seed was bad, but because it got planted in the wrong place."

"poor are "credit-worthy" .....the commercial banking establishment is not "people worthy"

Do read the piece