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One of the world’s smartest economic thinkers in London

Well that was not very clever of me, was it? I got the wrong de Soto in the original posting here, which I have taken down to avoid confusion. My apologies for the first poster who told me it was wrong. Ugh. Grovel-grovel.

Here is the event, anyway. I strongly recommend people to go if they get the chance. I will be.

10 comments to One of the world’s smartest economic thinkers in London

  • andrewf

    I think the guy giving the chat is not the same de Soto who wrote the mystery of capital

  • Toni


    The author of The Mystery of Capital is the Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto

    While the Spanish economist Jesús Huerta de Soto is the author of:
    – Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles
    – The Austrian School: Market Order and Entrepreneurial Creativity
    – The Theory of Dynamic Efficiency

  • Johnathan Pearce

    andrewf, you are wrong.

  • JP

    I am 99.9 percent sure that andrewf is right (as is Toni) and you are wrong.

    I am checking out the last 0.1 percent now.

  • Yes, make that 100 percent.

    Hernando de Soto.

    Jesus Huerta de Soto, who is giving the lecture.

  • Steady on the claret Jonathan! I’d love to read what you have to write about it if you should find time to do so…

  • JPearce

    Fuck, got the wrong one. Sorry. Will amend.

  • Rob

    Amusingly I’ve just bought “The Mystery of Capital” on Amazon on the back of your post, thinking I’d missed one of De soto’s publications!

    It better be good!

    How ironic that Brians post today was called “Dumb versus Dumber”….

  • Laird

    “This Mystery of Capital” is good. Definitely worth the read. I’ve never read anything by Jesus Huerta de Soto, though. Should I?

  • Paul Marks

    I get names mixed up all the time – J.P. has got a long way to go before he gets down to my level (hopefully he never will).

    Anyway I wish I could go to this event.

    “Money, Bank Credit and Economic Cycles” is a classic work.