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The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

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The world-famous Peruvian economist examines why some countries succeed at capitalism while others fail. As evidenced in the development of the West, ... Show synopsis

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  • The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else (Basic Books (AZ)) – Trade paperback (2003)
    by Hernando de Soto, Hernando de Soto

    The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

    Trade paperback, Basic Books (AZ)
    2003
    English
    288 pages

    ISBN: 0465016154
    ISBN-13: 9780465016150

    "The hour of capitalism's greatest triumph," writes Hernando de Soto, "is, in the eyes of four-fifths of humanity, its hour of crisis." In The Mystery of Capital, the world-famous Peruvian economist takes up the question that, more than any other, is central to one of the most crucial problems the world faces today: Why do some countries succeed at capitalism while others fail?In strong opposition to the popular view that success is determined by cultural differences, de Soto finds that it actually has everything to do with ... Show more

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