George Gilder

(George Franklin Gilder)

George Gilder
George Gilder
  • Born: November 29, 1939
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Author, Editor-in-chief Gilder Technology Report, Chairman, Gilder Publishing LLC, Senior Fellow Discovery Institute









George Franklin Gilder is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism during the early months of the Reagan administration. He is married to Nini Gilder, and has four children.

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If experts were usually right, socialism would prevail. Management & Managing Government
Many of the statistics that have been cited in the stories of sexual revolution are reflections instead of the Industrial Revolution. The entrance of women into the work force has accompanied, at a slower pace, their departure from farms. As recently as eighty years ago 36 percent of American families were engaged in agriculture; today fewer than three percent are. This shift is truly a revolution, and it has transformed the official labor statistics for women. Although these statistics show women entering the work force in record numbers, the fact is that women have always worked. Their labor on farms, however—in an array of arduous jobs beyond the hearth and cribside—;was never monitored by statisticians. Minorities & Women
Police states cannot endure under the advance of the computer because it increases the power of the people far faster than the powers of surveillance. Privacy, Abortion & Family Planning
The force of microelectronics will blow apart all of the monopolies, hierarchies, pyramids and power grids of established industrial society. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The key to the moral superiority of capitalism is that people get rich by imaginatively serving the needs of others. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Capitalism
The more education and the better credentials women have, the more freedom they have to choose the extent to which they will work outside their homes. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Throughout history, the chief arbiter of the influence of nations and cultures has been war. War & Peace
In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability.
Intelligent design itself does not have any content.
Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns.
The differences between the sexes are the single most important fact of human society. Society
The first priority of any serious program against poverty is to strengthen the male role in poor families.
The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family; he feels dispensable, his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it. Families, Children & Parenting
This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes - it liberates young women to pursue married men. Women