oct 13th, 2006
i have been rather impressed by the grameen bank.
the economist, however, demurs, and says that there is no reason why this deserves a 'peace' prize. which is true. as bangladeshis are growing more prosperous, they are getting more mohammedanized or radicalized, which means they are *less* peaceful.
but it is interesting that a follower of the 'religion of peace' is getting the 'peace' prize. :-)
although it may be remember that class A war criminal henry kissinger got the nobel peace prize, too.