I am a big fan of Bryan Caplan. It is a pitty that he holds some weird, I would say stevenpinkerish, ideas about genetics. But I like what he writes about many other topics. I like this, for example (from this, found here):
Countries that "did nothing" about poverty during the twentieth century frequently became rich through gradual economic growth. Countries that waged "total war" on poverty frequently not only choked off economic growth, but starved.