The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

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Bantam, 2000 - Capitalism - 243 pages
Hernando de Soto offers radical and yet convincing arguments on the reasons why capitalism only seems to work in some nations, mainly the ones in the northern hemisphere, and fails consistently in the rest of the world.

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User Review  - Indrit - LibraryThing

I have had the privilege of meeting the Hernando de Soto back in 2006 while attending training at his Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Lima. I can count among those who have also implemented in ... Read full review

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User Review  - ShadowBarbara - LibraryThing

Excellent overview of how we use property to create capital and how most of the world does not have a system for documenting ownership. Most people live in an extralegal system. Has recommendations for changing the systems so that real capitalism can work. Read full review

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