Our strongest obligations are to contribute to sustainable economic growth and to support the general spread of civilization, rather than to engage in massive charitable redistribution in the narrower sense. In the longer run, greater economic growth and a more stable civilization will help the poor most of all.
-Tyler Cowan ( Stubborn Attachments)
The highest form of welfare is a job as in “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”.
(H/T: Cafe Hayek)