The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
From one of the most important economists in the Third World comes
a revolutionary and practical plan for transforming
under-performing economies, based on the forgotten history of how
wealth was created in the West. Charts & tables.
Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), headquartered in Lima, Peru. He was named one of the five leading Latin American innovators of the century by Time magazine in its May 1999 issue on "Leaders for the New Millennium." De Soto played an integral role in the modernization of Peru's economic and political system as President Alberto Fujimori's Personal Representative and Principal Adviser. His previous book, The Other Path, was a best seller throughout Latin America and the U.S. He and ILD are currently working on the practical implementation of the measures for bringing the poor into the economic mainstream introduced in The Mystery of Capital. He lives in Lima, Peru.