Entrepreneurship is a building block for economic development. Individuals who invest and invent are instilled with a passion to create wealth. The integral role played by entrepreneurship in economic and human development is almost universally accepted. The main point of contention is in pinpointing the source of the incentive to invest.
Is the drive to devote time and capital into an investment a natural phenomenon within the human race? Or does it need to be harnessed and inspired by some higher authority, such as government? If the latter is true, then without the state, humankind is forever condemned to stagnation.