Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Mistery of Capital among Indigenous People

The Mystery of Capital among the Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon from ILD on Vimeo.

This documentary follows the well known thesis of economist Hernando de Soto that ordinary, mostly poor property owners and entrepreneurs remain marginalized as long as they are deprived of three legal institutions essential for the creation of wealth:

* Fungible property rights to maximize the economic use of assets.
* Organizational forms to increase the productivity of enterprises.
* Identity devices to allow entrepreneurs to operate in expanded markets.

The ILD provides technical assistance to help governments furnish their citizens with these fundamental legal tools to participate in both local and international markets.