The late 1970s were defined by high unemployment, rising costs of goods and services, economic malaise, and a pervasive sense among the public that America’s best days were behind her. Those sentiments are pervasive again today. Against that backdrop, our friend George Gilder sat down at a typewriter (in Seattle, at Pike Place Market no less) and wrote his masterwork, Wealth and Poverty, originally released in 1981. The book "which became an instant NYT bestseller "charted a course for policymakers to reverse American decline and reinvigorate the economy. Together with leader supply-siders like Jack Kemp, Jude Wanniski and Art Laffer, he succeeded. President Reagan adopted the program and ushered in a new era of American prosperity.
That kind of revivial can happen again. And when it does, I am convinced that Gilder’s Wealth and Poverty will play a pivotal role. Join us as we celebrate the re-release of Gilder’s Wealth and Poverty, revised and updated for the 21st Century! With over 80 new pages, the book offers hope for the future and proposes economic solutions in light of today’s challenges. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear from George, and to bring your toughest questions.
Thursday, September 13th, 2012
12 PM -1:30 PM
208 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104
Lunch will be provided (there is a suggested donation of $10 at the door). Pre-registration is requested to ensure that we have adequate food and beverages. For more information and to register online, click here. If you would like to register over the phone or have questions about this event, contact Anna Salick at (206) 292-0401 x 102.