The monograph that follows is the result of an attempt to explore possibilities for a shift from poverty to prosperity and suggest public policies based on free market solutions for that shift. The findings that follow are products of years’ long research by the Center for Liberal-Democratic Studies in the area of poverty and prosperity. They are firmly based on a strong belief in the invisible hand of the free market and the personal responsibility of the indi- vidual for his/her welfare and prosperity. Coming from a country that has experienced dramatic changes in setting up institutions and creating incentives for individuals in the last 20 years, the authors have gathered vivid, first hand experience about human reactions to changing incentives. We are grateful to William Inboden, Laza Kekić, Branko Milanović and Linda Whetstone for their comments and suggestions that led this book to be improved from the first draft. Naturally, none of them are to be held responsible for possible mistakes and our value judgments. The Center for Liberal-Democratic studies is grateful to Lega- tum Global Development for their support for this project. The opinions expresses in this book are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Legatum Global Development.