The Other Path: The Economic Answer to Terrorism

The Other Path: The Economic Answer to Terrorism

by Hernando de Soto, Mario Vargas Llosa
     
 

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The Fight Against Terrorism is not only military. In the long term, it is also -- perhaps even primarily -- economic. How do we create economic and social conditions in third-world countries that will prevent terrorist organizations and ideas from taking root? How do we give ordinary people in these countries better alternatives than supporting drug lords or

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The Fight Against Terrorism is not only military. In the long term, it is also -- perhaps even primarily -- economic. How do we create economic and social conditions in third-world countries that will prevent terrorist organizations and ideas from taking root? How do we give ordinary people in these countries better alternatives than supporting drug lords or terrorists? In the classic The Other Path, Hernando de Soto describes how he and his organization, the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, faced this problem in Peru in the 1980s -- and how they solved it. In a world in which the root causes of terrorism are once again a pressing concern, this book is more relevant than ever.

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The book contains 'graceful essays exploring the geologic consequences of human activity on the planet.'
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The 31 essays...offer often convincing and sometimes fascinating evidence of the ways that earth's structures affect lives.
Mike Davis
[A] dazzling collection of essays.
Sandra Steingraber
Here is a book that gives a voice to geology's secret passion: an abiding love of the Earth.
David Orr
A blend of literary grace and impeccable science. This elegant collection deserves a wide audience.
George Mitchell
[An] engaging and informative read.
Joni Seager
A 'must-read' for everyone who has curiosity about how the earth works.
Tobias Sheila
This is science writing (and teaching at its very best.
Victor John Yannacone
[D]estined to motivate this generation.
Richard S. Fiske
This engaging and important book offers refreshing, sometimes bracing, perspectives on the challenges that lie ahead.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060160203
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/1989
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
271

Meet the Author


Hernando de Soto is President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), headquartered in Lima, Peru. He was named one of the five leading Latin American innovators of the century by Time magazine in its May 1999 issue on "Leaders for the New Millennium." De Soto played an integral role in the modernization of Peru's economic and political system as President Alberto Fujimori's Personal Representative and Principal Adviser. His previous book, The Other Path, was a best seller throughout Latin America and the U.S. He and ILD are currently working on the practical implementation of the measures for bringing the poor into the economic mainstream introduced in The Mystery of Capital. He lives in Lima, Peru.

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