The Economic Freedom Network (EFN) Asia will hold its annual conference this coming November 6-7, 2014 in Hong Kong. The theme is very timely,'Liberalism: promoting growth, reducing inequality'.
Ultimately, governments must liberate the poor -- liberate them from too many burdensome business bureaucracies and taxes, and liberate them from entitlement and welfare dependency from the state and politicians. The poor can stand up on their own, they are rational. If there are incentives to more entrepreneurship, they will become micro or small entrepreneurs, but if there are incentives to dependency, then they will become complacent and welfare-dependent.
EFN Asia 37: Jeju Forum 2014, On Globalization and Inequality, May 29, 2014