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

User Review  - Luaba - Goodreads

The author gives a brilliant and yet simple analysis of why frontier markets economies failed in fiscal policies. He break down the steps that are needed to bring changes and prosperity to struggling economies. One of the best, realistic, clear and easy to read book in its genre. 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  - 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

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

User Review  - Abi Olvera - Goodreads

The unavailability of property rights n the developing world has created a global underclass which is unable to create surplus value from their "dead capital." Extralegal social contracts and property ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Graham Mulligan - Goodreads

The Mystery of Capital; Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else Hermando DeSoto, Basic Books, 2000 Summary by Graham Mulligan Capital is an abstract concept representing the ... Read full review

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

User Review  - BAKU - Goodreads

Only read half of this ( we get the idea ) although it is very good ( I also kept flashin on ' Thieves World ', the Asprin books ... hm ... ) Read full review

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

User Review  - Shaka Mitchell - Goodreads

Great methodology. De Soto's writes the book for the layperson so you need not be steeped in property-rights lingo to understand the premise and machinations described in the book. Read full review


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