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Organizer: The Independent Institute. 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, and billions of dollars in foreign aid, why do so many impoverished countries remain unable to grow their economies beyond mere survival? At this upcoming Policy Forum, Independent Institute Senior Fellow Alvaro Vargas Llosa, former Bolivian President Jorge Quiroga, renowned economist William R. Easterly, and a distinguished group of policy experts will examine the case studies from around the world in the new book, Lessons from the Poor: Triumph of the Entrepreneurial Spirit. The speakers will examine real-world examples of entrepreneurship and discuss why instead of redistributing existing wealth, governments should free the people of developing countries in order to create it.

Official Website: http://www.independent.org/events/detail.asp?eventID=140

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