>>>Sad part is, it’s a very rich part of the world in natural resources. The only thing standing in the way of good people doing well is.... once again... government.
Very true. Whenever I hear someone claim that economies require lots of natural resources in order to thrive, I always ask them to compare poor Argentina which is rich in almost every possible kind of natural resource, to rich Hong Kong (even after 1997) which has almost nothing.
Hong Kong is rich in well cultivated minds. While poor in natural resources.