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The Resource The mystery of capital : why captitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else, Hernando de Soto

The mystery of capital : why captitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else, Hernando de Soto

Label
The mystery of capital : why captitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else
Title
The mystery of capital
Title remainder
why captitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else
Statement of responsibility
Hernando de Soto
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Five years ago, Hernando de Soto and his research team closed their books and opened their eyes. They went into the streets of developing and former communist nations to learn what real people are achieving inside and outside the underground economy. Their findings are dramatic. The data they have collected demonstrate that the world's poor have accumulated all the assets needed for successful capitalism." "Why then are these countries so underdeveloped? Why can't they turn these assets into liquid capital - the kind of capital that generates new wealth? De Soto reminds us that the present global crisis is the same kind of crisis that the advanced nations suffered during the Industrial Revolution, when they themselves were Third World countries teeming with black markets, pervasive mafias, widespread poverty and flagrant disregard of the law. The Western nations, he argues, created the key conversion process 150 years ago, and their Economies began to soar into wealth without their ever realizing what they had done. De Soto explains how this unwitting process, hidden deep in thousands of pieces of property law throughout the West, came to be, how it works, and how today it can be deliberately set up in developing and former communist nations."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Soto, Hernando de
Dewey number
330.12/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1460
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
S778 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capitalism
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Capitalism.
  • Economic development.
  • Economic policy.
  • Developing countries.
Target audience
adult
Label
The mystery of capital : why captitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else, Hernando de Soto
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1402855
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780465016143
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00034301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(DLC)PIN71147464
Label
The mystery of capital : why captitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else, Hernando de Soto
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1402855
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780465016143
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00034301
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(DLC)PIN71147464

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