Re: BOOK: The Mystery of Capital

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 16:22:41 MDT

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> I think it's Egypt for which de Soto says that the poor own/control
> property worth something like one hundred times the total value of all
> foreign investment in that country over the last 100 years. But they can't
> get a mortgage, so it's "dead" capital.

Sounds like de Soto should have entitled his book, _The Mystery of Home Equity

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