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The mystery of capital : why capitalism triumphs in the West and fails everywhere else

Author: Hernando de Soto
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2000.
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"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  Read more...
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Soto, Hernando de, 1941-
Mystery of capital.
New York : Basic Books, ©2000
(OCoLC)647044230
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hernando de Soto
ISBN: 0465016146 9780465016143 0465016154 9780465016150
OCLC Number: 44046891
Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The five mysteries of capital --
The mystery of missing information --
The mystery of capital --
The mystery of political awareness --
The missing lessons of U.S. history --
The mystery of legal failure --
By way of conclusion.
Responsibility: Hernando de Soto.
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