This article, published by American Spectator, provides a review of Discovery Institute Senior Fellow George Gilder's book Knowledge and Power.
George Gilder has done it again. Nobody ventures out onto the cutting edge of technology to bring back its wonderful news than the sage of Tyringham, Massachusetts who, thirty years after inspiring the Reagan Administration with Wealth and Poverty, is still vigorously preaching the gospel of creative capitalism.
In Knowledge and Power, Gilder has absorbed the teachings of Claude Shannon, John von Neumann, Alan Turing — names most people wouldn’t recognize — who derived the mathematics of Information Theory in the 1940s and 1950s that created the world of ever-increasing contacts and networking we inhabit today.
As if that weren’t enough, Gilder has drawn all this abstruse theory into a seamless web that illustrates once again why capitalism and free enterprise are the critical element of creating a prosperous society while socialism and Obamism are a dead hand on the jugular of the economy that can only produce the dispirited and ever-more-malevolent stagnation we see now.
You see, it’s all a matter of INFORMATION.