Altering the way we perceive underdeveloped countries, this revolutionary volume focuses on Lima, Peru, and how its internal economies and political alliances function. De Soto also describes the surprising and revolutionary world of the "informals," those who work outside the law to achieve their goals. 24 pages of photographs.
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A revolutionary new analysis of the Third World, and a bestseller throughout Latin America. "The best way to understand Latin America's problems and issues is to read The Other Path."--Bill Bradley, U.S. SenateAbout the Author:
Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), headquartered in Lima, Peru. He was named one of the five leading Latin American innovators of the century by Time magazine in its May 1999 issue on "Leaders for the New Millennium." De Soto played an integral role in the modernization of Peru's economic and political system as President Alberto Fujimori's Personal Representative and Principal Adviser. His previous book, The Other Path, was a best seller throughout Latin America and the U.S. He and ILD are currently working on the practical implementation of the measures for bringing the poor into the economic mainstream introduced in The Mystery of Capital. He lives in Lima, Peru.
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Book Description Harper & Row, New York, 1989. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 5.25x8. Foreword by Mario Vargas Llosa. Regulation and bureaucracy stifle economic growth in Peru; 'informal economy' grows outside the law. Proposes legalizing the informal economy to create a free market. xxxii+271 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 753
Book Description Harpercollins, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060916400