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  • How Bitcoin Will End World Poverty- Interview

    SINGER: Okay. The Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Peru, I really think Hernando de Soto should win the Nobel prize for the work he’s done. I hope he does. But he’s going around the world and identified one of the most powerful things to the economy and the creation of wealth. And that is the ownership of property. FORBES: Which you can then use as collateral.  Read More
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    Thomas Piketty’s book Capital In The Twenty-First Century has attracted worldwide attention, not because he crusades against inequality –many of us do that– but because of its central thesis, based on his reading of the 19th and 20th centuries, that capital “mechanically produces arbitrary, unsustainable inequalities”, inevitably leading the world to misery, violence and wars and will continue to do so in this century. Read More
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ILD in the News

Stiglitz, Klein, and De Soto debateNew York City, October 20 2008. The City University of New York (CUNY) organized and provided the setting for a debate that involved Economics Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Stiglitz, ILD President Hernando de Soto and journalist and anti-globalization activist, Naomi Klein.

Tripoli, 21 November 2008.- GICDF signed a memorandum of understanding with the ILD providing for the development of a project to help African governments eager to help the poor by offering them legal and commercial

International Bar Association - Buenos AiresBuenos Aires, 12 October 2008 ILD President Hernando De Soto participated as keynote speaker at the Opening Ceremony of the International Bar Association (IBA) 2008 Annual Conference held in the city of Buenos Aires.

Gaddafi and De Soto launch Project in LibyaTripoli, November 21st 2008.- Libyan Chief of State Muammar Gaddafi invited ILD President Hernando De Soto to Tripoli where both signed a contract for the ILD to help implement reforms for the legal empowerment of the poor.

De Soto ChenevalThe Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD) announced the publication of Realizing Property Rights, co-edited by Hernando de Soto, President of the ILD, and Francis Cheneval,

Clep Final Report3 June 2008, United Nations, NY -The Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor (CLEP) today launched its Final Report, “Making the Law Work for Everyone”, at the United Nations in New York.

The product of research, analysis, and consultations in more than 20 developing countries, the report argues that four billion people are effectively excluded from the Rule of Law, and thus deprived of a chance to lift themselves out of poverty.

Institutions and Legitimacy of the StateUSAID hosted the “Poverty Reduction in Conflict and Fragile States: Institutions and State Legitimacy" symposium on April 2, 2008 to discuss current international thought on the requisite of state legitimacy for transforming unstable countries into more prosperous and stable societies.

Times on lineWhat links Kenya, Benazir Bhutto, the EU and Gordon Brown?
Two clues: private property and the rule of law

By Stephen Pollard   |   January 2, 2008

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