Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century [NOOK Book]

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

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596988163
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 554,790
  • File size: 647 KB

Meet the Author

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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