Published in UPI ASIA New Blog.
Published in Newsblaze.com, Opednews.com
A good economic system features selfish incentives for creative and hardworking people. It is a system where selfishness benefits both the producer and the consumer, since the latter is the final arbiter of what is sold, as "the consumer is king." Since a bad economic/political's economy will lack adequate incentives, its workers will not produce well.
Published in worldpress.org.
Creating development means creating goods and services of greater value. So now we want to talk not about wealth creation, but about human rights and freedom.
If we study the history of development and poverty, we will find that Western farm surpluses are caused mostly by productivity improvements caused by advances in farm machinery and crop chemistry (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.).
For an example of how leaders can make all the difference in people's living conditions, there is no better example than Japan.
Published in UPI Asia blog. (revised article) : Life is confusing and has its poisonous elements.