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Sunday, August 17

Tapping the Poor?s Riches

The Last Word: Hernando de Soto: "About 18 years ago, when I first looked at Peruvian shantytowns, I thought I?d started the world revolution. I thought, hey, the poor are really richer than the rich, in aggregate terms. All you need is to get rid of all these ungodly barriers that keep them back. I soon found out it?s much more complicated than that. Lately, though, we?ve gotten calls from 20 heads of state. I?ve already visited 17 of them. Now I?m really getting excited." Newsweek An interview with Peru's world-famous proponent of cutting out red tape. Seventeen years with the same message -- that's staying on script.

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