The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
Why does capitalism triumph in the West but fail almost everywhere else? Elegantly, and with rare clarity, Hernando de Soto revolutionizes our understanding of what capital is and why it does not benefit five-sixths of mankind. He also proposes a solution: enabling the poor to turn the vast assets they possess into wealth.
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56 Typical of the ambivalence in Congress at the time were the views of the Public Lands Committee of the House of Representatives . Recommending in 1801 that Congress refuse requests by squatters for pre - emptive rights ...
101 Members of Congress began drafting legislation that helped ease the way for settlers ' arrangements to be absorbed into the legal system . 102 At its centre was the legal device that had been the squatter's salvation during the ...
with which to conduct it and investor concerns in California , Nevada and Colorado forced Congress to consider consolidating the thousands of mining laws into an integrated system . The concerns of investors about land title played a ...
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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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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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