sexta-feira, outubro 10, 2003
Hernando de Soto
Na NRO J. Bishop Grewell acha que o peruano Hernado de Soto era merecedor de um Prémio Nobel:
In development economics, the macro-economic work of 1998 Nobel winner Amartya Sen and possible future winner Jeffrey Sachs established the importance of democracy, free markets, and a rule of law to economic success and human well being, but it failed to accomplish what the Third World really needs. It failed to explain how one builds that democracy, those free markets, and a rule of law.
De Soto's micro-approach provides the answer. By identifying on-the-ground owners of property and then documenting the ownership in a manner that banks and other lending institutions recognize, de Soto's research is offering real hope for the world's poor. His approach demonstrates why attempts to impose top-down, cookie-cutter molds of democracy on other countries (as Sachs has attempted to do) will fail again and again without basic property rights. Property rights provide the foundation for pouring the concrete blocks on which democracy and the rule of law rest.
Podem encontrar um resumo (em inglês) da sua famosa obra "O Mistério do Capital" aqui.
posted by Miguel Noronha 12:31 da tarde
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