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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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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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