Author: Hernando De Soto

Jul 2001
The Mystery of Capital
by Hernando de Soto

Basic Books
276 pages $41.5 cloth
ISBN: 0465016146

Formal Title is Key to Global Economic Wealth
by Avner Mandelman
Every now and then a book appears which presents an idea so novel, so simple, so compelling, that the reader is surprised the idea has not been presented before, nor tried by a politician somewhere, whose job it is to think of such things. Yet De Soto's book does precisely this. It presents a coherent plan to lift most of the developing and post-communist world out of their poverty, without outside capital. Read more...

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