Freedom to Entrepreneur Tops Handouts
Egypt just proved this. The whole "Arab Spring" deal was started when someone was prevented from setting up their own business (a push-cart) because the government required extensive bribes (overhead, aka taxes) in order to run that business.
The person could simply not get a job and so was starting his own business. But then it was nearly impossible to do that, either. The only alternative was to rely on government handouts - or death. He became a martyr, and a tipping point for the whole region.
Egypt (and these other countries) will solve this when they get government out of the way of people and allow them to live their own lives, respecting the freedoms of everyone.
Government solves things by getting out of the way. This isn't how they operate, but it is the way the U.S. people prefer it - by actual survey. We most trust our law makers when they spend their time re-naming post offices.
We least trust our elected officials when they interfere with our ability to have a business and run it for ourselves.
The trick (both recent and long-standing) of minorities (like white males) has been to take over the government proceedings and use them for their own benefit. However, politicians who figure out to make a coalition of various extreme minorities doesn't work, either - because there are certain natural laws which make things work and violating or ignoring them is a sure route to disaster (and revolution.)
These laws are few, but exact...