Lessons From the Poor

Lessons From the Poor

Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit

eBook - 2008
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Half the people in the world live on two dollars or less per day and roughly 600 million live on no more than one dollar per day. With thousands of international relief organizations, strategic government programs, and billions of dollars in foreign aid, why do so many underdeveloped countries remain unable to grow their economies beyond mere survival? It is this issue that internationally acclaimed political analyst Alvaro Vargas Llosa and a select group of economists examine in a series of case studies from around the world. These studies reveal that entrepreneurial energy can be a persistent catalyst for change. But unfortunately in societies dominated by political corruption and unnecessary regulation, men and women seeking to innovate must hurdle a series of challenges. Wealth transfer, favoritism, excessive taxation, and lack of institutional security all conspire against progress. Our contributors examine real world examples of entrepreneurship and argue that instead of redistributing existing wealth, developing countries should start working to create it.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Independent Institute, c2008.
ISBN: 9781598131581
1598131583
9781598131598
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9781598130201
159813020X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 280 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Vargas Llosa, Alvaro
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