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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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  Un encuentro histórico sostuvo el economista peruano Hernando de Soto con el Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, en el pueblo de Dharamsala, en la India. El líder espiritual del Tibet, lo invitó a su residencia en el exilio, junto a un exclusivo grupo de intelectuales de relevancia internacional.

In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Daniel Hannan, secretary-general of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR), stressed the aim of organising a summit of centre-right-wing parties in Tunisia was not an attempt to impose Western norms on Muslim-majority countries.

Hannan said the aim of the event was, on the contrary, an attempt to stress shared principles on both sides of the Mediterranean through strengthening mainstream free-market and conservative parties in emerging democracies in North Africa and the Middle East.

Between 1990 and 2012, Peru’s middle class grew four times faster than the rest of Latin America’s. Why?  Because it is an emancipation movement that has been metamorphosing for half a century: From low-income classes to migrants, then to “informals,” the sector from which the new middle class has emerged as the engine of Peru’s impressive economic growth.

The theme for the first panel of the second day of the American Enterprise Institute’s Symposium with His Holiness the Dalai Lama was the ‘Power of Free Enterprise’. Panellists were Hernando de Soto from the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Shiv Khemka of the Global Education & Leadership Foundation and Vishnu Swaminathan of Ashoka Innovators for the Public. Sadanand Dhume was moderator. 

America is the land people set sail for–to get away from big government, to find freedom, to make their fortune. We have to first understand what made America great before we can even think about influencing the rest of the world. Some candidates for President like Hillary Clinton and Sen. Marco Rubio think we should spread American style-freedom and democracy around the world.

Bill Tai is a venture capitalist and a kite-surfing fanatic who combines the two whenever possible. In addition to being a partner at Charles River Ventures, he co-founded nonprofit MaiTai Global, a professional networking group that merges work, play and philanthropy.

El economista peruano Hernando de Soto abrió hoy el foro Ruta de la Seda, que congrega en la capital georgiana a unos 800 asistentes de una treintena de países para abordar el futuro de ese grandioso proyecto. En su intervención, De Soto destacó la importancia de las infraestructuras en el desarrollo de los países, precisamente el nexo de unión de la Ruta de la Seda del siglo XXI que enlazará China con Europa.

 Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto opened the first Silk Road Forum on Thursday (October 15th, 2015), the event brought in around 800 attendees  from thirty countries to the Georgian capital Tbilisi in order to address the future of this large project. In his speech, De Soto emphasized the importance of  infrastructure in developing countries, specifically in regard to the Silk Road union from the XXI century that will link China with Europe.

The first day of the Silk Road Forum featured addresses by distinguished keynote speakers, allowing business executives and policymakers to share their views, experiences and expertise on how to reestablish the historic Silk Road to reinvigorate trade with Asia.

 Over the past 14 years, The Economist's Innovation Awards program has recognized the work of the world's leading entrepreneurs, thinkers, creators,  scientists and innovators, including Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Hernando de Soto and Elon Musk.

The Forum, held on October 15-16, aimed to establish a platform for an annual high level meeting where interested parties can get together and explore opportunities, align visions and enhance bilateral partnerships in four main areas of cooperation: transport, energy, trade and business-to-business contacts.

The ILD would like to send a big congratulations to Wided Bouchamaoui, founder of the Maghreb Council for Inclusive Entrepreneurship, who was  one of the four winners in Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet for the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. The award was granted to them based on their efforts  in Tunisia's peaceful democratic transition after the Arab Spring. The Council groups the most important business institutions in Algeria, Morocco,  Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya.

 Hernando de Soto was a main speaker at a BitFury Group Blockchain Summit on October 7-10th, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. During the summit, De Soto presented a property application of Bitcoin to his Royal Highness Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarek al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates and several financial authorities of Abu Dhabi.

The truly pernicious aspect of poverty is how difficult it is to escape. We are well aware of how labourers use modest incomes to break out of the cycle of poverty by paying for their children’s higher education or buying a home. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives foundation has a similar but even more ambitious goal of using Dh1 billion to help 130 million people escape poverty and illness.

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