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The Mystery of Capital by Hernando de Soto
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Jul 29, 09

bookshelves: development, economics
Read in July, 2009

Interesting viewpoint arguing that working property rights underpins functioning capitalism. The comparisons between developing regions today and what the US looked liked from 1840-1860 is quite interesting. Overall, worth reading that section. The book can get a little repetitive on its stance, but does make some interest arguments. There is a little hand waving on how to implement the changes and good examples of how that may be happening today, the political reaction, and the populous movements.
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