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Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto

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Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Lima, Peru, and author of The Mystery of Capital.

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  1. The Developing World Has an Alternative to Debt
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    The Developing World Has an Alternative to Debt

    Jul 3, 2020 Hernando de Soto calls for an organized push to harness all of the untapped “dead capital” across the informal economy.

  2. Colombia Between the FARC and the People
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    Colombia Between the FARC and the People

    Nov 4, 2016 Hernando de Soto lauds voters' rejection of the government's deal with the FARC, and proposes another route to peace.

  3. Globalization for Everyone
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    Globalization for Everyone

    Sep 19, 2016 Hernando de Soto proposes an entirely new approach to ensuring that the benefits of interconnectedness are shared.

  4. A Mexican Impasse for the Pope
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    A Mexican Impasse for the Pope

    Feb 11, 2016 Hernando de Soto urges Francis to advocate for a simple reform that would benefit billions of poor people worldwide.

  5. How to Win the War on Terror
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    How to Win the War on Terror

    Jan 14, 2016 Hernando de Soto argues that economic empowerment, not military intervention, is the only approach that can work.

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    The Challenge of Monetary Tightening

    Takatoshi Ito identifies the main risks raised by central banks’ efforts to rein in inflation.
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    The High Stakes of Climate-Risk Accounting

    Gernot Wagner & Tom Brookes show why economists can no longer ignore the need for a far more comprehensive set of welfare indicators.
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    The Cost of the Fed’s Challenged Credibility

    Mohamed A. El-Erian interprets the latest market tumult as the price of delaying monetary-policy tightening for too long.
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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.

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