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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Growing Cities The movement towards the cities ballooned in the 1960s for most
developing countries , and in the 1980s for China . For various reasons , self -
reliant communities abandoned their isolation and began trying to integrate in
What that translates into for the whole 20 - millionperson Mexico City
metropolitan area is anybody's guess , especially when the unregulated and
growing shantytowns are concentrated outside the central core of the city.1 10
Extralegal zones ...
Unable to own land or find work in the countryside , many people migrated to the
cities . Another powerful attraction was the lower infant mortality rate in most
principal cities . This gap between infant mortality in the cities and rural areas ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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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