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Great book, although is centered on Peru the message applies to most (if not all) Latin American countriesPublished 19 days ago by Allan Ramirez
the classic that brought the breakthrough in terms of breaking the power of corrupt mercantilism in two thirds world countries by creating the environment for land tenure and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Viv Grigg
Important study of Peru and what happens (or does not happen) when there is excessive regulation. In Peru's case, excessive regulation led to the strangulation of the economy and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Glenn D. Robinson
De Soto advocates free markets, taking care to differentiate free markets from mercantilism: "Mercantilism can be defined as the supply and demand for monopoly rights by means... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Matthew Rafat
I travel to Peru every summer as a missionary. In order to understand the complex politics and their effect on the indigenous peoples of Peru, this book was a great help. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I bought this as a gift. The recipient highly recommends it. He says that it is informative, and makes a lot of sense. Read morePublished on May 18, 2012 by Isabelle Jolly
A must read for anyone. If you are interested in development you will love this book, you need to read it! Anyone in public policy should read it as well.Published on December 26, 2011 by strange