This article, published by The Wall Street Journal, mentions Discovery Institute Senior Fellow George Gilder:
Mr. Gilder championed the then-emerging Silicon Valley paradigm. He quoted technologist Carver Mead: “We depend on the innovations of the citizens of a free economy to keep ahead of the bureaucrats and the people who make a living on control and planning. In the long term, it’s the element of surprise that gives us the edge over more controlled economies.”
The rest of the article can be found here.