The ILD

The Institute for Liberty and Democracy (ILD), led by Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto, works with developing countries to implement property and business rights reforms that provide the legal tools and institutions required for citizens to participate in the formal national and global economy.  ILD works toward a world in which all people have equal access to secure rights to their real property and business assets in order to pull themselves—and their countries—out of poverty.

 

The latest news with the ILD

PROJECTS

The Capital Project attempts to illustrate that recent attacks against capital over the last six years are unjustified. We have begun by challenging its most visible critic: Thomas Piketty and his worldwide bestseller “Capital in the 21st Century” on his home soil, in France.

The Property Rights Project: Thousands of informal farmers, miners, tradesmen and industrial entrepreneurs are supporting us in the streets to express their desire for property rights and international investment.
 
The Growth and Victory Project is a write up in book and essay form that demonstrates how property and capital reforms that we designed and were implemented in Peru throughout the last 25 years, allowed Peru's economy to grow twice as fast as the rest of Latin America’s economies—with its middle class growing four times faster while also winning the only victory over a terrorist movement since the fall of communism that did not involve the intervention of foreign troops.

US PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN & ILD PRESIDENT HERNANDO DE SOTO

Jeb Bush: 'Bush tells me about Hernando de Soto Polar, the Peruvian economist who specializes in the so-called informal economy (removed from taxes and government oversight)'. Read more here.

Rand Paul in Newsweek interview: 'The long war only wins when civilized Islam decides to stamp out this aberrant form. [Hernando] de Soto had an article in The Wall Street Journal a couple of weeks ago that we quoted from.' Read more here.

ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER ON TWITTER

'Fascinating piece from Hernando de Soto "Why Thomas Piketty is wrong about capital in the 21st century".' See her tweet.

'HOW BITCOIN WILL END WORLD POVERTY'

'The Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Peru, I really think Hernando de Soto should win the Nobel prize for the work he's done. I hope he does.' Read more here.

 

Contact Us

    • Las Gaviotas 122 Of. 303, Surquillo, Lima 34, Peru
    • (511) 221-3318 / (511) 222-5566
    • www.ild.org.pe