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In fact, "The Other Path" will look out-of-date with its yellowing statistics.
Obviously if you make it easier to get a property title without regulatory simplification or strong law enforcement, you create an incentive to land invasion.
If you are interested in development you will love this book, you need to read it!
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 1 month 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 8 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
De Soto is an expert economist, truthful and insightful. He avoided the socialist Kool-Aid of Castro and Guevara and lays bare the prosperity and justice of the capitalist market... Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by M. Whitener
This book accomplishes several important things. First, it convincingly explains that the root cause of informal markets in Peru--and it applies to the Third World in general--is... Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by Eduardo Veiga
The book really helped me to understand the reason why Peru is in the current state it is in. The first part had more details than I needed. Read morePublished on May 9, 2009 by A. Shaw
I agree that this book would have been more interesting if read before Mystery, but now the mystery is gone.
This is good stuff just the same. Read more