Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century (Google eBook)

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Regnery Publishing, Jul 31, 2012 - Business & Economics - 256 pages
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Hailed as “the guide to capitalism,” the New York Times bestseller Wealth and Poverty by George F. Gilder is one of the most famous economic books of all time and has sold more than one million copies since its first release. In this influential classic, Gilder explains and makes the case for supply-side economics, proves the moral superiority of free-market capitalism, and shows why supply-side economics are more effective at decreasing poverty than government-regulated markets.

Now, in this new and completely updated edition of Wealth and Poverty, Gilder compares America’s current economic challenges with her past economic problems–particularly those of the late 1970s–and explains why Obama’s big-government, redistributive policies are doing more harm than good for the poor.

Making the case that supply-side economics and free market policies are–and always will be–the answer to decreasing America’s poverty rate and increasing her prosperity, Wealth & Poverty offers solutions to America’s current economic problems and hope to those who fear that our best days are behind us.
  

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User Review  - Craig Fiebig - Goodreads

A singularly important work on the development of economic thought. Prescient when written in 1982. Re-reading it today is a sad commentary on our inability to learn. Read full review

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User Review  - Maynard James Keller - Goodreads

You don't have to buy into it or be "converted" - but approach with a semi-open mind and you'll find some provocatively challenging thought here. No political philosophy or economic theory has a ... Read full review

Contents

The Myths of Discrimination
1
The Dirge ofTriumph
3
The Economg of Frustration
11
The Returns ofGiving
51
The Nature ofWealth
111
The Clashes ofClass
125
The WaragainstWealth
139
The Moral Hazards ofLiberalism
149
The Inflationary State
259
The Productivity ofServices
283
CHAPTER NINETEENzThe Kinetic Economy
319
The Bullheaded Brewer
335
The Necessity for Faith
351
The SupplySide Solution
365
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
381
NOTES
387

The Coming Welfare Boom
161
CHAPTER THIRTEENzThe Jobs Perplex
195
The MakeWorkIIIusion
211
Laffer and Liberal Economics
233

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About the author (2012)

George Gilder is a New York Times best-selling author, journalist, and preeminent economic thinker who is credited with helping develop the supply-side economic theory. He has served as Chairman of the Lehrman Institute's Economic Roundtable, was Program Director for the Manhattan Institute, and is also the co-founder of the Discovery Institute. Gilder is the author of many popular books including Wealth & Poverty and has written for the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Forbes, and more. Gilder lives with his wife in New York.

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