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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Britain supported just 8 million people when it began its 250 - year progression
from the farm to the laptop computer . Indonesia is making that same journey in
only four decades and carrying a population of more than 200 million . No
According to one recent report , between 1947 and 1989 ' Egypt's total urban
population has ... increased ... from 6.2 million to 23.46 million . ” Figures
compiled by Gerard Barthelemy show that the population in the metropolitan area
of Port ...
From 1780 to 1848 Congress provided 2 million acres of land for the soldiers
who fought in the Revolution , 5 million to veterans of the war of 1812 , and 13
million for those who fought in the war with Mexico . Between 1851 and 1860 ...
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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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