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Hernando de Soto
President, Instituto Libertad, y Democraciea, Peru; Author, "The Other Path"
 

At SWF:

  • Wednesday, October 28th, 1:00 - 2:30PM, Shall the Poor Inherit the Earth?

Biography:

The founder and Director of Peru's Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Hernando De Soto champions market economics, property rights and land reform as methods of empowering the poor. He sees these as remedies to the obstacles faced by Peru's majority, who are condemned to operate in the "informal economy".

For his efforts De Soto has been the victim of political attacks from the right, while he also has the dubious honour of being placed at the top of the Shining Path's hit list. De Soto is also a best-selling author, having published The Other Path in 1989.

Links:

Interview with Hernando de Soto
The Other Path

Notable Quote "The Taleban is using culture and religion to keep women down."
   --Sima Wali (on Afghanistan)
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