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Discretionary Power in Entrepreneurial Societies - Pedro Aspe (Endeavor Panel)
Date: 4/30/2007
Length: 1 minutes
Speaker(s): Pedro Aspe
Sources: Stanford Technology Ventures Program
Description: Pedro Aspe, Former Secretary of Finance, Mexico and CEO of Protego, discusses two central conditions for an entrepreneurial society: 1) Education and 2) Reliable Institutions. Aspe emphasizes the importance of removing
discretionary power, in matters of trade and finance, from the hands of public officials in order increase the reliability of an economic system. Aspe associates the remaining discretionary power on these matters with the existing economic
struggles of Latin America.

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