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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At the same time governments have supported microfinance programmes to assist the sweatshops that are transforming residential areas into industrial zones throughout the world . They have improved the stalls of pavement vendors clogging ...
When the Industrial Revolution began in Europe , governments were also plagued with uncontrollable migration , growth of the extralegal sector , urban poverty and social unrest . They , too , originally addressed these problems ...
Coleman attributes their decline to the ' increasing labour supply , changing patterns of demand and expanding trade ; the growth of new industries and the considerable extension of rural industry organized on the putting - out system ' ...
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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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