Mystifying the Concept of Capital
Hernando de Sotos Misdiagnosis of the Hindrance to Economic Development in the Third World
By James C. W. Ahiakpor
This article appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of The Independent Review.
Despite accolades from luminaries as diverse as Bill Clinton and William F. Buckley Jr., Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto is quite mistaken in his diagnosis of the real hindrance to economic development in the Third World and former Soviet bloc countries. Rather than the lack of titles to property, the problem is the inadequacy of their domestic savings to finance investment.
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|Fall 2007||On Classical Economics|
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