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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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    Europe Must Clamp Down on Russian Oil Flows Through Turkey

    Martin Vladimirov urges policymakers to close the sanctions loophole that allows the Kremlin to sell fossil fuels to the EU.
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    Rebooting the Sustainable Development Goals

    John W. McArthur & Zia Khan urge political, business, and civil-society leaders to foster the big ideas needed to meet the 2030 targets.
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    Is Greece’s Six-Day Work Week a Harbinger?

    Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg points out that the country is facing the same demographic problem as almost all advanced economies.
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    The Euro and Its Imperial Ancestors

    Victoria Gierok

    At 25, the euro has come of age at a time when European politics is tending toward fragmentation and a renewed emphasis on national sovereignty. To determine whether it will last, it helps to consult the history of earlier common-currency projects.

    draws lessons from earlier experiments with common currencies across disparate polities and economies.
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    Overcoming Political Short-Termism in Latin America

    Eric Parrado envisions independent institutions empowered to devise and implement long-term development-related policies.
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    Iran’s Economy Needs a New Deal with the West

    Djavad Salehi-Isfahani shows that pursuing sanctions relief is the only solution to the country's stagflation.
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    Africa’s Hobbled Hegemons

    Adekeye Adebajo

    In the face of regional turmoil, rising extremism, and heightened geopolitical tensions, Africa urgently needs strong leadership. But its two most significant regional powers, Nigeria and South Africa, are too constrained by domestic challenges to represent Africa’s interests effectively on the world stage.

    examines the causes of political and economic malaise in Nigeria and South Africa.
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    The US Needs a Techno-Industrial Strategy

    Liza Tobin & Addis Goldman outline a three-pronged approach that would entrench American leadership in advanced industries.
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    The Fed Should Not Cut Interest Rates Yet

    Michael R. Strain argues that declaring victory over inflation, while tempting, would be to misread current economic conditions.

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