Power of the Poor

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Joshua Singer Rosemary Lieske 2/23/2012 Anthropology Power of the Poor Societies are able to function in peace when they all agree and interact based on similar rules and conditions. Hernando De Soto realized that the reason poor societies such as Peru were never able to progress was because of the government regulations they held on licenses and property titles. There was no economic or financial development because the people living in poverty in Peru worked in an extralegal society. Extralegal means that the Peruvians worked outside of the written law in order to function as a society. They did this because they didn’t have the means sufficient to abide by the laws. The poor people of Peru were able to function because what they were doing was beyond the authority of law and the government could not regulate all of their actions. De Soto’s idea was to “empower the poor” this revolution was put into action in order to document the unwritten rules and guidelines the Peruvian people already functioned around. There would be no change made to the way they worked but this documentation would give the
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2012 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Crandall during the Spring '09 term at BYU.

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