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Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Michalis Rizos - Goodreads

Great insight on how to revive capitalism in the Third World and expand the pie of globalization and free markets. The answer is to convert the numerous extralegal arrangements in the third world into ... Read full review

Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

Hernando de Soto (just like the explorer) spent his career with the UN. This book does the service of providing a "boots on the ground" survey of the bureaucracy that impedes clear claim's to property ... Read full review

Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Michael Connolly - Goodreads

The author identifies two of the main obstacles to economic development in Latin America: (a) the lack of government records giving poor people official ownership of their home and work buildings, and ... Read full review

Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Hafidz Nasir - Goodreads

Compelling argument in his thesis. However, a bit altruistic and simplistic view that by the extension of credit and property rights, 3rd world issues could be solved... Read full review

Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Elizabeth R - Goodreads

I'm reading this for my work's "book discussion group". We'll see if I can stomach it. Read full review

Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Guy Hochstetler - Goodreads

Interesting perspective and history of the evolution of capitalism. Who would have thought the "gold rush" would have contributed to capitalism in such an unobvious way. Read full review

Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Cordova - Goodreads

The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, by Hernando De Soto. (c) 2000 [De Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, in Lima, Peru ... Read full review

Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Surya - Goodreads

A path breaking work. Fundamentally changed my perception about the world. Made me realize that what we call development and economy can only follow from a legal framework of property rights. Made me ... Read full review

Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Tom Nixon - Goodreads

Before I get to the meat of this review, I have a small confession to make: I was supposed to read this book ten years ago for my Intro to the Politics of Developing Areas class. Needless to say, I ... Read full review

Review: The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

User Review  - Jason - Goodreads

Argues the for capitalism to function in the third world, those countries must realize the capital they already possess by assigning ownership to property not already properly documented as having an owner. Fantastic mind-blowing read. Read full review


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