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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

Hernando de Soto, ILD’s founder, affirmed that they have received more than 44 requests from reform-minded governments from all over the world seeking to learn from Peru’s positive experience on protecting property rights. Peru’s policy reform, in fact, put Peru ahead of countries like Canada, the UK, and Japan on the Registering Property Indicator of the 2016 Doing Business report.

We will connect aspirant entrepreneurs to microfinance and loans. Home ownership for the poor will be facilitated. As the work of Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto Polar has proven, formalising property rights in informal settlements is pivotal to helping our poor residents become small business owners.

National borders are a contentious topic in electoral politics, with arguments over who should be allowed inside or excluded from a given jurisdiction. An even more pressing problem in most of the world, however, is the widespread lack of clearly defined property rights that allow people to live and work securely, argues Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, president of Atlas Network partner Instituto Libertad y Democracia (ILD), in a recent commentary for Fortune.

De Soto empieza por plantear que “para mostrar que no tiene un prejuicio anti-americano, el Papa debería asumir la causa de todas las personas que no tienen los documentos necesarios para vivir, trabajar y hacer contratos en un lugar determinado”.

The famous Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto has written an public letter to Pope Francis, suggesting that the pontiff tell Donald Trump that the world needs more walls, not fewer walls, if we are truly going to help the world’s poor.

Pope Francis’ visit to Mexico last week took an unexpected turn when he singled out Donald Trump, telling reporters that there are people in the U.S. who have no right to be there and anybody who wants to build borders “is not Christian.” The public spat over immigration made news, with Trump saying the U.S. has the right to close its borders and refuse documentation of the 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. To this effect, as Trump said, the Pope just “doesn’t understand” America’s problems.

France's prominent magazine Le Point, has featured ILD's Hernando de Soto with a portrait interview in their January 2016 issue. The feature highlights the work of Hernando on the informal economy and takes a special look on his work in the MENA region in regards to the Arab Spring.

LIMA – On February 17, Pope Francis is scheduled to celebrate Mass in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, just south of the border with the United States. He will surely take that opportunity to urge support for the poor in Mexico and for those who have migrated north.

El economista peruano, Hernando de Soto, presidente del Instituto Libertad y Democracia, considera que el mayor error cometido en Venezuela es “presumir de vivir en la autarquía”, separado del resto de mundo al adoptar un sistema económico en el que el estado se abastece con sus recursos, evitando las importaciones.

Este lunes se llevó a cabo un foro con el economista peruano, Hernando de Soto, junto a los diputados de la AN de Primero Justicia y concejales de todo el país para tocar un tema de interés nacional como es la Ley de Propiedad a los beneficiarios de la Misión Vivienda, norma que se debate actualmente en el Parlamento.

El economista peruano, Hernando De Soto Polar, advirtió que la propiedad para el ser humano es una fuente de valor que se traduce en prosperidad para quien la posee, es decir, para quien es propietario. De allí se desprende la importancia que el economista adjudique al proyecto de Ley de Propiedad de la Misión Vivienda que promueve la oposición venezolana en el seno de la Asamblea Nacional.

As I have shown elsewhere, the poor of the world are in possession of some $18 trillion of undocumented assets in real estate alone. But those assets will never attain their full value if they are not documented. As it stands, they cannot be used to raise capital. Nor can they be joined with other assets to create more complex and valuable holdings.

El Papa Francisco oficiará una misa, este 17 de febrero, en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México, entre El Paso y Juárez. Seguramente aprovechará la oportunidad para exhortar a que se brinde apoyo a los pobres de México y a aquellos que han emigrado a Estados Unidos.

Dom, 14/02/2016 - El Intelectual peruano Hernando de Soto estará en nuestro país hasta el próximo miércoles; y viene invitado por el jefe de fracción de la Bancada de la Unidad en la Asamblea Nacional, Julio Borges, y el partido Primero Justicia. De Soto es uno de los economistas más importantes de la región y una autoridad continental en el área de la democratización de la propiedad.

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