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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The population of the cities began to rise rapidly . In China alone more than 100
million people have moved from the countryside to the cities since 1979.
Between 1950 and 1988 the population of metropolitan Port - au - Prince rose
URBAN Total Population ( millions ) Urban Population ( % ) Urban Population (
millions ) Urban Dwellings ( millions ) Informal Urban Dwellings ( millions ) Value
of Informal Urban Dwellings ( trillion US $ ) ASIA AFRICA MIDDLE EAST ...
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 ...
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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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