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Hernando De Soto

What Piketty Gets Wrong About the Third World

Hernando de Soto | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Hernando de Soto

LIMA -- The wars over capital have already begun right under Europe's nose in the Middle East and North Africa. Quite the contrary to what may be true for Europe, Piketty misses the glaring evidence that these wars are not revolts of the poor against capital but of the poor for capital.

Appalachia by Any Other Name

Ed Hooper | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Ed Hooper

"Appalachia" is no longer the heritage-derived place name coined by European explorers or the designation famed author Washington Irving once suggested as a replacement for North America. The word now represents systemic failure and poverty in the national lexicon.

What Does the Informal Sector Mean for Global Economic Growth?

John Sullivan | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
John Sullivan

The informal sector -- those businesses and entrepreneurs who work outside of the formal market economy -- is huge and largely undocumented in most developing economies.

Investing in Egypt's Future

John Sullivan | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Three major economic issues will have a profound effect on the success of Egypt's revolution: tourism, debt renegotiation, and the power of the informal sector.

'The Destruction of Economic Facts'

BusinessWeek | Hernando De Soto | Posted 06.30.2011 | Business

he results are hardly surprising. In the U.S., trust has broken down between banks and subprime mortgage holders; between foreclosing agents and court...

Ilan Stavans' Magnum Opus: After 13 Years, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature Is Here

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joshua Kors

I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.

Putin Plays Microsoft

Robert Hahn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert Hahn

Microsoft's unwitting collaboration with Putin illustrates a broader phenomenon in the third world whose political leadership is more inclined to take its inspiration from Robert Mugabe than from John Locke.

Words Apart

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Microfinance's intellectual debate could be healthy but it oftentimes ends up in intellectual wars that forsake the ultimate goal: the alleviation of extreme poverty.

Why Barack Obama Cannot Prevent America's Next Great Depression

Sheldon Filger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

President Obama may be fated to travel the same path as Gorbachev, and like him, end up as a valiant failure.

Rising Transparency -- One Way to Avoid Massive Market Failure

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Winston

A renewed transparency drive may be fueled by the latest emotional issue of the day -- executive pay and bonuses. Let's list everyone who got these bonuses and let the court of public opinion be the judge.