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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
  • Why Thomas Piketty is wrong about capital in the 21st century

    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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Aafrican ExecutiveSeptember 05, 2007 - The Asantehene (King of the Asante ethnic group) [is studying ways to resolve] the most serious developmental challenges facing not only the Asante ethnic group but also the entire Ghana – how to use ancestral lands, as property for loans

The Indian ExpressPosted online: Saturday, October 27, 2007 at 0000 hrs IST

When in the year 2000, Hernando de Soto came up with his magnum opus The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, it was a fundamental shift in thinking about an economic system

euromoney conferencesJanuary 20, 2007 - Mr. de Soto visited Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 15 and 17 January 2007 to attend the First Euromoney Housing Finance Conference: “A house for every citizen – turning vision into reality

The Jordan TimesJanuary 23, 2007 - A Group of Jordanian economists attended a dinner last week with Dr. Hernando de Soto, an internationally renowned economist from Peru, leader of one of the most important think tanks in the world and a world recognized authority on the issue of property rights and informal market activities.

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