How to help the world\'s poor
Here Peruvian who is shining light on an all-too overlooked problem that keeps much of the world\'s poor population destitute and serves the interests of a privileged few. His name is Hernando de Soto:
According to de Soto, 70% of the world\'s population has been deprived of the opportunity to benefit from the wealth generated in the past century. They have thus been kept in poverty, often to the advantage of a privileged few. But de Soto\'s Peru-based organization Instituto Libertad y Democracia (Institute for Liberty and Democracy or ILD) is helping to change that by extending the recognition of property and giving opportunity to the world\'s poor. As a byproduct, de Soto anticipates that the lifting of the world’s forgotten into the modern era of the rule of law and respect for rights will also result in lessened support for global terrorism and will ultimately make the world a safer place by depriving terrorist organizations of their breeding grounds.
I’m greatly encouraged and inspired by men such as this. Men like this show the way by offering proactive solutions that promote the ideals of individual rights and liberty rather than the alternative of authoritarianism that is so often embraced by the disenfranchised for lack of an alternative.
How can we help the world’s poor? Let them have property!