Wealth & Poverty

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ICS Press, 1981 - Business & Economics - 327 pages
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A worldwide bestseller when first published in 1981, Gilder's classic was returned to print with a new introduction that reminds us how far we have come and how far we have to go. Centralized economic planning, he argues, has failed because it assumes wealth is tangible and limited. Capitalism recognizes the truth - that wealth is transitory, that its source is creativity, courage, and technological adventure. Without entrepreneurs, there is no wealth to distribute.

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I read this book some 20 years ago. Together with Friedman's TV show ('Free to Choose'), this was largely responsible for my interest in Economics. The first few chapters give a novel (for me at least ... Read full review



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