NPR: Planet Money Podcast: #599: The Invisible Wall
January 29, 2015 8:11 AM - Subscribe

Hernando de Soto wanted to figure out what was trapping people in poverty. "There's gotta be an invisible wall someplace," he thought. "Let's find the wall."
posted by radioamy (2 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Even though looking into poverty from the perspective of capitalist economists can sometimes be skeevy, this was pretty interesting.
posted by garlic at 7:17 AM on February 3, 2015

This was very interesting, but (as a non-listener to Planet Money regularly), I thought the 18-minute story was a bit underdeveloped. I'd love to hear a more in-depth report than, "Someone who returned to Peru found the economy was broken, so he fixed it, and now countries are rated, so they're fixing it too."
posted by xingcat at 8:26 AM on February 3, 2015

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