Bear in mind, on occasion, the Norwegians actually do give the prize to someone honorable - Mother Theresa for example. Well they've done it again!
This years Nobel Peace Prize was given to Bangladesh's Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank. These to people started a bank which gives out "micro-loans" which enable the impoverished to work their way of of poverty, bringing other with them.
The committee chairman, Ole Mjoes said:
...the bank's work in creating opportunities for large numbers of people to get out of poverty created the conditions for sustainable peace.This is what it's about - not giving handouts, instead enabling people to work their way out of poverty.
"Development such as this is useful in human rights and democracy,"