The other path: the invisible revolution in the Third World

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Harper & Row, 1990 - Business & Economics - 271 pages
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The Fight Against Terrorism is not military. In the long term it is also - perhaps even primarily - economic. How do we create economic and social conditions in third-world countries that will prevent terrorist organizations and ideas from taking root? How do we give ordinary people in these countries better alternatives than supporting drug lords or terrorists? In The Other Path, Hernando de Soto describes how he and his organization, the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, faced this problem in Peru in the 1980s - and how they solved it.

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In this, his classic book on the informal economy of Peru and the reasons why poverty can be a breeding ground for terrorists, Hernando De Soto describes the forces that keep people dependent on ... Read full review

Contents

one Introduction
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two Informal Housing
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three Informal Trade
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Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, headquartered in Lima, Peru.

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