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George Gilder: Trump Can Succeed On Trade By Ending Global Currency Manipulation

Discovery Institute co-founder and Senior Fellow George Gilder writes at The Federalist: World trade in goods and services has morphed into a gigantic manipulative carnival of currency trading. This needs to change.

Folks, we have a consensus here. Formidable thinkers such as Paul Krugman, Larry Summers, and David Stockman, some 370 economists including 19 Nobel Laureates, and editors at the Economist, Fortune, and Barron’s all believe that Donald Trump as president is a menace to world trade and prosperity. Read More ›


Leap Before You Look: Reflections on the Mission and “Evolution” of Discovery Institute

Editor’s note: Last November, we were in the nation’s capital to mark the anniversary of the founding of Discovery Institute. Co-founder George Gilder delivered these remarks at the Ritz-Carlton, McLean, VA.

I helped Bruce Chapman form Discovery Institute some 25 years ago and over that period, if I may use the term, it has evolved.

Bruce and I believe that this evolution expresses an intelligent design, a unified vision that transcends the various programs at Discovery Institute. We do not only believe in intelligent design in the universe; we believe such a design manifests itself across the sciences and pervades economics and culture. Read More ›



Watch: 3rd Annual Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership ft. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers

At the 3rd Annual Chapman Center for Citizen Leadership Benefit Luncheon, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers reflects on her 20+ years of public service and political leadership, and shares the important lessons she’s learned along the way, as well as her vision and optimism for the future of our country. Read More ›




Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria May Be a Health Nightmare, but Not an Evolutionary One

Jerry Coyne’s blog, Why Evolution Is True, has this headline: “The creationist’s nightmare: evolution in action” Of course by “creationists” he means anyone who doubts the creative power of unguided evolutionary processes. What’s the subject of our nightmare? An experiment, reported in Science, and accompanying videos demonstrating the rapid development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. That is an old standby in the evolutionist’s arsenal. Continue reading at Evolution News.


Senior Fellow John Miller Writes at The Seattle Times: Why Not a Free-Trade Pact With the U.K.?

Senior Fellow John R. Miller, former U.S. Representative and ambassador-at-large in the George W. Bush administration from 2002 2006,discusses new opportunities for trade brought about by the U.K.’s recent vote to exit from the EU. The next president, whoever it shall be, will have a tremendous opportunity to undo the damage Obama has done to British-American relations. Read Miller’s op-ed at the Seattle Times website.


Senior Fellow John Miller Writes at The Seattle Times: Why Not a Free-Trade Pact With the U.K.?

Senior Fellow John R. Miller, former U.S. Representative and ambassador-at-large in the George W. Bush administration from 2002 2006,discusses new opportunities for trade brought about by the U.K.’s recent vote to exit from the EU. The next president, whoever it shall be, will have a tremendous opportunity to undo the damage Obama has done to British-American relations. Read Miller’s op-ed at the Seattle Times website.


Listen: George Gilder at FreedomFest 2016

It’s time for a new paradigm of economic thought. The key to understanding–and instigating–economic growth, Gilder argues, lies in information theory. Hear from economist and NYT bestselling author George Gilder as he expounds on the key messages of his latest book The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does at the 2016 FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas. Listen here.