Economic development and the eradication of poverty are complicated issues debated by experts. Current literature is polarized; offering extreme solutions that are easy to argue but that are ambiguous or lacking application. Some of the most prominent researchers choose popular stances on development perhaps due to selling power. Unfortunately, no one current author offers a sufficient explanation or solution for development. However, this gap presents an opportunity. Synthesis of the current literature illuminates a new approach to development. Finally, specific country analysis of key policies and areas of concern is the first step in supporting economic development.