Wealth and poverty

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Basic Books, 1981 - Business & Economics - 306 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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Mr, Gilder dismisses the controlling economic policies of the Left, offers instead an American vision of a free economy and a prosperous society resting on the pillars of work, faith, and family. Some areas were difficult to follow but overall very understandable. Read full review

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His financially conservative concepts are proving to be more relative with the passing of each day. Read full review


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