George Gilder

Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of Discovery Institute

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Why Are You Hopeful for America? George Gilder author of Knowledge & Power

In this short clip bestselling author and influential thinker George Gilder discusses why he is hopeful for America, her future economy, and her place in the world market. 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 and economics to build a new theory Read More ›

How Do Tax Rates Affect Revenue?

George Gilder author of Knowledge & Power
In this short clip bestselling author and influential thinker George Gilder discusses how tax rates affect revenue and, as a result, affect you. 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 and economics to build a new theory of capitalism.

Gilder: This Is a Golden Age for Content

August 5 (Bloomberg) — Chairman of George Gilder Fund Management George Gilder discusses cable innovation and the future of technology with Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Surprise and Creativity

Notes toward a new economics
Why in the world do we need yet another “new” economics? Jamming the libraries and the bookstores of the world are avatars of what must be every variation on the great themes of market and managerial economics. Scores of Nobel Prizes have been awarded for various nugatory refinements of the prevailing ideas. All these schemes, however, fail to answer the Read More ›

Knowledge and Power

The Information Theory of Capitalism and How It Is Revolutionizing Our World
Ronald Reagan’s most-quoted living author — George Gilder — is back with an all-new paradigm-shifting theory of capitalism that will upturn conventional wisdom, just when our economy desperately needs a new direction. America’s struggling economy needs a better philosophy than the college student’s lament: “I can’t be out of money, I still have checks in my checkbook!” We’ve tried a Read More ›

Wisconsin Telecom Policy Needs Update

Regulation hampers ability of telecom providers to create and maintain jobs and opportunity in Wisconsin
FULL REPORT (PDF) SUMMARY In 1994 the Legislature revised Wisconsin’s telecommunications law to permit and encourage competition as a catalyst for delivering new technologies, improved service quality and choice among telecommunications providers and ultimately lower prices for consumers. Although the 1994 act opened the market to competitive entry, it contains significant vestiges of legacy regulation that are no longer necessary Read More ›

Future Imperfect

In this intriguingly contrarian rework of the Thomas Friedman “hot and flat” motif, Gregg Easterbrook asserts that venture capitalists are no better than lottery players when it comes to choosing new technology companies. He reports that leading stock analysts outperform broad market-index funds only one-third of the time. He adds that the preeminent financial pundits break into two groups — Read More ›

Silicon Israel

The most precious resource in the world economy is human genius, which we may define as the ability to devise significant inventions that enhance survival and prosperity. At any one time, genius is embodied in just a few score thousand people, a creative minority that accounts for most human accomplishment and wealth. Cities and nations rise and thrive when they Read More ›

Capitalism, Freedom, and Jewish Accomplishment: The Israel Test

George Gilder will present arguments from his new book, The Israel Test, at a forum sponsored by American.com: It is well-known that Israel faces hostility and pressure from religious enemies on its borders. But in a new book, author George Gilder reveals that Israel has also become “the crucial battlefield for capitalism and freedom in our time.” … Gilder will Read More ›

Capitalism, Jewish Achievement, and the Israel Test

Israel has become one of the most important economies in the world, and is second only to the United States in its pioneering of technologies benefitting human life, prosperity, and peace. Like the Jews throughout history, Israel poses a test to the world. In particular, it is a test for any people that lusts for the fruits of capitalism without Read More ›