The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

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Basic Books, 20‏/03‏/2007 - 288 من الصفحات
A renowned economist's classic book on capitalism in the developing world, showing how property rights are the key to overcoming poverty
"The hour of capitalism's greatest triumph," writes Hernando de Soto, "is, in the eyes of four-fifths of humanity, its hour of crisis." In The Mystery of Capital, the world-famous Peruvian economist takes up one of the most pressing questions the world faces today: Why do some countries succeed at capitalism while others fail?
In strong opposition to the popular view that success is determined by cultural differences, de Soto finds that it actually has everything to do with the legal structure of property and property rights. Every developed nation in the world at one time went through the transformation from predominantly extralegal property arrangements, such as squatting on large estates, to a formal, unified legal property system. In the West we've forgotten that creating this system is what allowed people everywhere to leverage property into wealth. This persuasive book revolutionized our understanding of capital and points the way to a major transformation of the world economy.
 

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معاينة المستخدمين  - 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. قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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معاينة المستخدمين  - Akiyama - LibraryThing

Hernando de Soto is a Peruvian economist. In this book, he provides an answer to the question of "Why capitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else". The answer is that in third-world ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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C H A P T E R O N E The Five Mysteries of Capital
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C H A P T E R TWO The Mystery of Missing Information
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C H A P T E R T H R E E The Mystery of Capital
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C H A P T E R F O U R The Mystery of Political Awareness
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C HAP T E R F I V E The Missing Lessons of US History
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C H A P T E R S I X The Mystery of Legal Failure
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C HAP T E R S EV E N By Way of Conclusion
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Notes
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Acknowledgments
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Appendix
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Index
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حول المؤلف (2007)

Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, headquartered in Lima, Peru. Named one of the leading innovators in the world by Time and Forbes magazines, he now carries out property reform programs for heads of state in some 20 countries worldwide. His work was called "the most promising anti-poverty initiative in the world" by former President Bill Clinton and "a clear and promising alternative to economic stagnation" by former President George H. W. Bush. He is also author of The Other Path.

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