I am speaking next week at the Aboriginal Law and Economic Development Forum in Halifax. My topic is “Pipelines, Mines, Windmills, Hydro Electric Projects: How can lenders and developers deal with title issues?”
This is a list of geopolitical and legal articles referenced in my conference papers summarizing why clear property rights are necessary to attracting capital markets:
1. Newsweek February 20th, 2009 Slumdogs vs. Millionaires; an interview with Hernando de Soto
2. Collateral Matters: Unlocking Dead Capital by World Bank March 2006
3. Newsweek February 21st, 2009 “Toxic Papers” by Hernando de Soto; Why it is not surprising toxic loans have unreliable legal documentation and poorly recorded instruments.
4. Video below: The Great Issues Forum on Economic Power featuring the influential speakers, Joseph Stiglitz, Naomi Klein and Hernando de Soto “>
Old News (July 2009) but significant: Canada’s First Nations Tax Commission has agreed to work with the influential Peruvian economist, Hernando de Soto to improve First Nations’ property rights regime.