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    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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One of the more provocative applications of the blockchain is its potential to unlock undocumented value in the developing world. Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, whose book The Mystery of Capital is often cited on this topic, has asserted that 5 billion people lack access to adequate record-keeping infrastructure such as land titles, resulting in over $10 trillion in assets susceptible to unlawful expropriation and corruption. De Soto evocatively refers to these assets as "dead capital."

La derrota del grupo terrorista Sendero Luminoso, sin ayuda del gobierno norteamericano y europeo, daría confianza en el Perú al nuevo gobierno de Donald Trump, según Hernando de Soto. El economista peruano aseguró que si se utiliza este hecho histórico se puede generar confianza con el nuevo gobierno de Estados Unidos y reforzar lazos económicos y sociales.

LIMA – Colombia ha estado luchando contra el terrorismo de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias (FARC) por los últimos 52 años y, sin embargo, aún no ha ganado la guerra. A principios de octubre la mayoría de los colombianos rechazaron el plan del gobierno del presidente Santos para pacificar el país.

For economist Hernando de Soto, property rights are what differentiates the developing world from the developed world. He says that they tend to go astray in countries like his native Peru: because property rights aren’t clear, people can’t take out loans on their assets and can’t exercise their rights over their property like they can in countries like the UK and the US.

The William & Mary Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference went international  in October when it held its 13th annual program at the seat of the World Court, the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands. During the three-day event, internationally renowned Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto was honored with the 2016 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize.

Hernando de Soto is the author of The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else (Basic Books, 2000), The Other Path: The Economic Answer to Terrorism (Basic Books, 2002), which includes a new updated preface, "The Other Path after Ten Years," and Swiss Human Rights Book Volume 1: Realizing Property Rights (2006), co-authored with Francis Cheneval.

I congratulate the Property Rights Alliance on its 10th edition of the International Property Rights index (IPRI).Property rights are crucial in establishing a climate conducive to economic prosperity and freedom within a country.  As such, the developed nations around the world have found the importance of property rights and ensured their protection. 

At AECR's Prague Conference 2016, distinguished centre-right figures met to analyse the migration crisis and its effects on Europe, consequences of the UK referendum, and current challenges to the transatlantic partnership.

LIMA – La des-globalización no está representada solamente por el Brexit o el creciente proteccionismo estadounidense. Es una actitud negativa contra la globalización promovida por diversos movimientos autónomos y antagónicos tales como el anti-universalismo occidental en Eurasia, el anti-federalismo en Europa Oriental, el neo-marxismo tipo Piketty en Europa Occidental, y el terrorismo del Estado Islámico en el Medio Oriente.

LIMA – Nowadays, globalization’s opponents seem increasingly to be drowning out its defenders. If they get their way, the post-World War II international order – which aimed, often successfully, to advance peace and prosperity through exchange and connection – could well collapse. Can globalization be saved? At first glance, the outlook appears grim.

Richard Branson's Latest Article on the Last Block Chain Summit on Necker Island Involving ILDs Hernando de Soto:

Not only is Necker Island a wonderful place to relax and unwind, it’s also a great setting for free thinking and innovation. It has an incredible power to prompt people to think differently and dream big. Knowing this, every year we welcome a number of groups to the Island for gatherings that encourage inspiring collaborations. One of my favourite annual get-togethers is the Blockchain Summit.

It could be said that there are certain things which people in Turkey, or at least some people in Turkey, are unhappy about. But it’s also worth reminding ourselves what the country has got absolutely correct in recent decades. The economic growth rate has been very good indeed hitting as much as 8 % or 9% in some years, 4% or 5% more often.

La actividad contó con una serie de conferencias, todas vinculados a la blockchain y su aplicación tanto a nivel empresarial como inclusive gubernamental. Entre los ponentes que dictaron charlas se encontraba el célebre economista peruano Hernando de Soto, que vía videoconferencia, expuso un plan  que se propone reorganizar el sistema de títulos de propiedad haciendo uso de la blockchain, un proyecto cuya aplicación él defiende en Perú y otros países.

On Monday night, about 40 people were scattered on Balinese and Javanese teak and bamboo furniture in a room with soaring ceilings decked out with a bar, a pool table, bembe drums and ocean views on three sides. Golden light bathed everything, an easterly wind blew and seagulls glided above the water, but the gathering didn’t notice the setting sun from their tastefully appointed perch on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

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