Thursday, November 8, 2012

Forever Wealthier

The American Spectator's Tom Bethell has a short piece introducing or reintroducing his readers to the great thinker (I don't know what else to call him) George Gilder.  It seems there's a new edition of his 1981 best seller, the supply-side apologia Wealth and Poverty.  I remember reading the book the year after it came out and it changed forever my thinking about economics.  I highly recommend it still.

I was reminded of just how profoundly the book effected when I read this line Bethell quotes from its prologue:
The belief that wealth consists not of ideas, attitudes, moral codes, and mental disciplines but of definable and static things that can be seized and redistributed is the materialist superstition.

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