Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century

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The United States over the last decade has witnessed a classic confrontation between the forces of entrepreneurial capitalism and those of established institutions claiming a higher virtue, expertise, and political standing. One side subsists on unforced profits of enterprise; the other on rents and tolls and privileges at the Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and the White House.

&hellp;The wealth of America is not an inventory of goods; it is an organic ...

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Overview

From the New Prologue

The United States over the last decade has witnessed a classic confrontation between the forces of entrepreneurial capitalism and those of established institutions claiming a higher virtue, expertise, and political standing. One side subsists on unforced profits of enterprise; the other on rents and tolls and privileges at the Treasury, the Federal Reserve, and the White House.

&hellp;The wealth of America is not an inventory of goods; it is an organic living entity, a fragile pulsing fabric of ideas, expectations, loyalties, moral commitments, and visions. To vivisect it for redistribution is to kill it. As President Mitterand’s French technocrats discovered in the 1980s, and President Obama’s quixotic American ecocrats are discovering today, government managers of complex systems of wealth soon find they are administering an industrial corpse, a socialized Solyndra.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596988095
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/21/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 286,482
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.60 (d)

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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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Table of Contents

Foreword Steve Forbes ix

Prologue: The Secret of Enterprise xiii

Part 1 The Mandate for Capitalism

Chapter 1 The Dirge of Triumph 3

Chapter 2 The Economy of Frustration 11

Chapter 3 The Returns of Giving 27

Chapter 4 The Supply Side 51

Chapter 5 The Nature of Wealth 75

Chapter 6 The Nature of Poverty 97

Chapter 7 The Entrepreneurial Future 111

Chapter 8 The Clashes of Class 125

Chapter 9 The War against Wealth 139

Part 2 The Crisis of Policy

Chapter 10 The Moral Hazards of Liberalism 149

Chapter 11 The Coming Welfare Boom 161

Chapter 12 The Myths of Discrimination 179

Chapter 13 The Jobs Perplex 195

Chapter 14 The Make-Work Illusion 211

Chapter 15 Laffer and Liberal Economics 233

Chapter 16 The Inflationary State 259

Reconsideration 2012 279

Chapter 17 The Productivity of Services 283

Chapter 18 The Imperatives of Growth 297

Part 3 The Economy of Faith

Chapter 19 The Kinetic Economy 319

Chapter 20 The Bullheaded Brewer 335

Chapter 21 The Necessity for Faith 351

Epilogue: The Supply-Side Solution 365

Acknowledgments 381

Notes 387

Selected Bibliography 419

Index 433

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  • Posted September 4, 2012

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    If you are looking for a solid examination of the causes of pove

    If you are looking for a solid examination of the causes of poverty,the creation of wealth and the connection between the two then this book is not for you. However, if instead you want a book filled with soaring rhetoric, occasional information and a view of capitalism of such hopeless hyper-optimism that it would even make Pollyanna puke then this book is for you.

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