Other Path The Economic Answer to Terrorism

ISBN-10: 0465016103

ISBN-13: 9780465016105

Edition: 2002

Authors: Hernando de Soto

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Focusing on the informal economy of Peru Hernando De Soto describes the forces that keep people dependent on underground economies. In a new preface he compares the Shining Path guerrillas of Peru in the 1980s to the present-day Taliban.
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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 9/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

A Hostile Reception
From Migrants to Informals
Informal Housing
The Informal Acquisition of Property
The Historical Evolution of Informal Housing
The Long March toward Private Property
Informal Trade
Types of Informal Trade
The Historical Evolution of Informal Trade
The March toward Markets
Informal Transport
Types of Informal Transport
The Historical Evolution of Informal Transport
The Mystery of Cyclical Bankruptcies
The Costs and Importance of the Law
The Costs of Formality
The Costs of Access
The Costs of Informality
The National Economic Consequences of the Costs of Formality and Informality
The Law as a Determinant of Development
The Redistributive Tradition
The Parallel with Mercantilism
The Characteristics of Mercantilism
Peru: A Mercantilist Country?
The Decline of Mercantilism and the Emergence of Informals
The Social Relevance of Legal Institutions
The Survival of Mercantilism
Political Voluntarism
Left- and Right-Wing Mercantilists
The Promise of Human Capital
An Agenda for Change
Final Remarks
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