Hernando de Soto- Has anyone read his books?


I’ve just read about this guy in “The Economist” and wondered if anybody has read either one of his books. He seems quite interesting and has some novel ideas. I was wondering what others think of him. If anyone has his books in Taiwan and would care to loan/sell them to me that would be great and just get into contact with me through PM.

You can read who I’m talking about at:

economist.com/people/displayStor … id=1559905

amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de … s&n=507846

amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/de … s&n=507846




I would start with the Mystery of Capital (I think that’s what its called.)

A proponent of capitalism as the way to grow out of poverty.

He takes what could be described as an institutional view of economic growth. He believes that some countries are undeveloped because the informal property rights of individuals, neighbourhoods, etc in poor countries have not been properly documented and integrated into the formal legal system of the nation…

Has done a lot of work in Latin America as well as Asia Philippines.

Should be easy to get this book at Eslite.