George Gilder

Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of Discovery Institute


Forget Cloud Computing, Blockchain is the Future

George Gilder Interview with Peter Robinson
George Gilder recently sat down with Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution on his online series Uncommon Knowledge. Gilder discusses his new book Life After Google, where he argues that bitcoin and blockchain are destined to surpass cloud computing, ushering in a new era of technology. Gilder also parses over a history of technology and artificial intelligence, quelling fears about machines taking all of Read More ›

Life After Google

The Age of Google, built on big data and machine intelligence, has been an awesome era. But it’s coming to an end. In Life after Google, George Gilder — the peerless visionary of technology and culture — explains why Silicon Valley is suffering a nervous breakdown and what to expect as the post-Google age dawns. Google’s astonishing ability to “search and sort” Read More ›

Block Chain Future and the FCC Local Media Rule-Making

George Gilder and Hance Haney on Episode 15 of Bill Walton's Common Ground
The Bill Walton Show: Episode 15 — Bill gets a briefing from George Gilder, who predicted the smart phone and a whole lot more… back in the 1980’s. Hance Haney also joins the conversation to discuss his work lobbying the FCC. Transcript I’m here today with George Gilder, my friend, and founder of Discovery Institute. George is the author of Read More ›

Currency Trading Is in Chaos — It’s Time to Reconsider the Gold Standard

Trade theorist Paul Krugman, imperious in his Nobel crown; Christine Lagarde of the International Monetary Fund; some 370 economists including 19 Nobel Laureates; and even David Stockman, formerly of the Reagan White House, all agree: President Donald Trump is a menace to world trade and prosperity. As a free-trading supply sider, I once shared these fears. However, I was wrong. Read More ›

The Scandal of Money

Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does
As famed economist and New York Times bestselling author George Gilder points out, “despite multi-billion dollar stimulus packages and near-zero interest rates, Wall Street recovers but the economy never does.” In his groundbreaking new book, The Scandal of Money, Gilder unveils a radical new explanation for our economic woes.  Gilder also exposes the corruption of the Federal Reserve, Washington power-brokers, and Wall Street’s “too-big-to-fail” megabanks, Read More ›

George Gilder at FreedomFest 2016: The Scandal of Money

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 Read More ›

Transcript: After the Revolution: A Review of the Tech Boom, Bust, and Rebirth

with George Gilder, Hance Haney and Matt McIlwain
After the Revolution: A Review of the Tech Boom, Bust, and Rebirth with George Gilder, Hance Haney and Matt McIlwain The Rainier Club – Seattle, WA, May 20, 2015 Sponsored by the Discovery Institute Event Transcript Eric Garcia, Vice President, Discovery Institute: …Our moderator for tonight’s event is Matt McIlwain, a partner with Madrona Venture Group. Matt and Madrona finds Read More ›

George Gilder for Prager University: What Creates Wealth?

The latest course from Prager University features George Gilder explaining why some countries are wealthy and flourishing, while others are poor and stagnant. This topic has been long debated–with scholars offering explanations based on culture, government, geography, history, and more–but George Gilder looks to the core of the issue, arguing that what matters most for dynamic economic growth is knowledge. Read More ›

What is the Impact of Raising Taxes on the Wealthy?

In this short clip bestselling author and influential thinker George Gilder discusses the effects of raising taxes on the wealthy. Although this is commonly pointed to as a solution for America’s economic problems, you may be surprised by what this policy decision results in. In his new book Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How It Is Read More ›

How do we Spur Innovation and Job Creation? George Gilder, author of Knowledge & Power

In this short clip, bestselling author and famed economist George Gilder answers your question about how to spur job creation and innovation, both of which have been headline questions in America’s economic arena for years. In his new book Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How It Is Revolutionizing Our World, Gilder synthesizes his analysis of technology Read More ›