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#1. The fundamental fact in the lives of the poor in most parts of America is that the wages of common labor are far below the benefits of AFDC, Medicaid, food stamps, public housing, public defenders, leisure time and all the other goods and services of the welfare state. - Author: George Gilder
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#2. The crucial role of the rich in a capitalist economy is ... to invest; to provide unencumbered and unbureaucratized cash. - Author: George Gilder
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#3. An economics of systems only-an economics of markets but not of men-is fatally flawed. - Author: George Gilder
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#4. The fact is there hasn't been a thrilling new erogenous zone discovered since de Sade. - Author: George Gilder
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#5. Surely women's liberation is a most unpromising panacea. But the movement is working politically, because our sexuality is so confused, our masculinity so uncertain, and our families so beleaguered that no one knows what they are for or how they are sustained. - Author: George Gilder
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#6. Unlike an inexorable, Newtonian "great machine", the economy is not a closed system. - Author: George Gilder
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#7. All progress comes from the creative minority. - Author: George Gilder
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#8. To the Austrian economics of subjectivity, time provides an objective foundation. - Author: George Gilder
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#9. If government could create jobs and raise children, socialism would have worked. - Author: George Gilder
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#10. By merely foreswearing violence and taking advantage of their unique position contiguous with the world's most creative people, the Palestinians could be rich and happy. - Author: George Gilder
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#11. People cannot be expected to learn one expertise and just apply it routinely in a job. Your expertise is in steadily renewing your knowledge base and extending it to new areas. That lifelong cycle of learning really is the foundation of the new information organization and economy. - Author: George Gilder
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#12. What makes capitalism succeed is not chiefly its structure of incentives but its use of knowledge and experience. - Author: George Gilder
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#13. A day doesn't pass that I'm not surprised. - Author: George Gilder
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#14. Originating in large scale electronic warfare and anti-jamming technologies for the battlefield devised by two Russian immigrants, these now one-chip systems can fit in a handset and enable intercommunication among the towers of Babel in urban America. - Author: George Gilder
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#15. From Adam Smith's pin factory to Moore's Law of microchips, the division of labor drives the extension of the market, not the other way around. Supply creates its own demand through the proliferation of goods and services down the curves of learning, entropy, and imagination. - Author: George Gilder
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#16. [The] zero-sum caricature [applies] much more accurately to socialism, which stifles the creation of new wealth and thus fosters a dog-eat-dog struggle over existing material resources. - Author: George Gilder
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#17. Under capitalism, economic power flows not to the intellectual, who manipulates ideas and basks in their light, but to the man who gives himself to his ideas and tests them with his own wealth and work. - Author: George Gilder
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#18. The differences between the sexes are the single most important fact of human society. - Author: George Gilder
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#19. But I still don't have knowledge, interpreting the surprises that others don't know about, that will drive a new narrative. You have to work and think and stress and fret to surmise the surprises by first fathoming the pulse. - Author: George Gilder
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#20. Bandwidth grows at least three times faster than computer power. - Author: George Gilder
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#21. Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar; it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns. - Author: George Gilder
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#22. This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes - it liberates young women to pursue married men. - Author: George Gilder
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#23. The first priority of any serious program against poverty is to strengthen the male role in poor families. - Author: George Gilder
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#24. Shaul is sure that Israel's test of survival, daily undergone, is the secret of Israeli enterprise. When you're concerned about your survival, every day, you think outside of the box - Author: George Gilder
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#25. An economy is a "noosphere" (a mind-based system), and it can revive as quickly as minds and policies can change. - Author: George Gilder
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#26. President Obama's friend and counselor Ta-Nehisi Coates, from his perch atop the bestseller lists and at the pinnacle of power in America, denounces the American Dream, in terms that echo Obama's previous spiritual guide, Pastor Wright in Chicago, as a genocidal weight of whiteness. - Author: George Gilder
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#27. The source and root of all monetary evil [is] the government monopoly on the issue and control of money. - Friedrich Hayek - Author: George Gilder
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#28. But if the 1 percent and the 0.1 percent are respected and allowed to risk their wealth - and new rebels are allowed to rise up and challenge them - America will continue to be the land where the last regularly become the first by serving others. - Author: George Gilder
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#29. Warren Buffett summed up the conventional view with his usual pith: "Gold gets dug out of the ground ... we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it ... Anyone from Mars would be scratching their head."2 - Author: George Gilder
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#30. Giving is the vital impulse and moral center of capitalism. - Author: George Gilder
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#31. Wealth usually comes from doing what other people find insufferably boring. - Author: George Gilder
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#32. Capitalism begins with giving. - Author: George Gilder
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#33. A successful economy depends on the proliferation of the rich, on creating a large class of risk-taking men who are willing to shun the easy channels of a comfortable life in order to create new enterprise, win huge profits, and invest them again. - Author: George Gilder
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#34. History tells us that the threat to prosperity is not debt but socialism. - Author: George Gilder
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#35. The welfare culture tells the man he is not a necessary part of the family; he feels dispensable, his wife knows he is dispensable, his children sense it. - Author: George Gilder
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#36. Creativity is the foundation of wealth. All progress comes from the creative minority. Under capitalism, wealth is less a stock of goods than a flow of ideas, the defining characteristic of which is surprise. If it were not surprising, we could plan it, and socialism would work. - Author: George Gilder
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#37. Quality is abundant. Time is the new scarcity. - Author: George Gilder
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#38. Even though Jews are a tiny minority of less than a tenth of 1 percent of the world's people, they comprise perhaps a quarter of the world's paramount capitalists and entrepreneurs. - Author: George Gilder
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#39. The index is retrospective. The crucial alpha, the entropy, the signal modulating that linear advance ... comes from knowledge of the entrepreneurial surprises harbored on the edge of the noise. - Author: George Gilder
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#40. Devoid of the outside influences of capital and technology, the source of bitcoin value becomes the pure irreversible passage of time. The - Author: George Gilder
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#41. The belief that all wealth comes from stealing is popular in prisons and at Harvard. - Author: George Gilder
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#42. Activity and creativity almost always flow to the least regulated arena. - Author: George Gilder
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#43. Locked in a debate over Israel's alleged vices, they miss the salient truth running through the long history of anti-Semitism: Israel is hated above all for its virtues. - Author: George Gilder
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#44. In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability. - Author: George Gilder
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#45. The envy of excellence leads to perdition; the love of it leads to the light. - Author: George Gilder
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#46. All small returns are noise. To transcend the noise and the risk, seek outsized returns from technological paradigms. - Author: George Gilder
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#47. Much of the market is mindlessly indexed. That means it is all beta. The knowledge is leaching away in the surf of noise and rapid trading. - Author: George Gilder
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#48. Entrepreneurship is the launching of surprises. - Author: George Gilder
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#49. Intelligent design itself does not have any content. - Author: George Gilder
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#50. A culture that does not aspire to the divine becomes obsessed with the fascination of evil, reveling in the frivolous, the depraved, and the bestial. - Author: George Gilder
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#51. The force driving the Israelis decisively out of their socialist past into the modern world of finance was the ingenuity of Netanyahu. - Author: George Gilder
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#52. The most precious resource in the world economy is human genius. - Author: George Gilder
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#53. In order to understand the movement of prices, you need not an oscilloscope to measure the entire market and reduce it to noise, but a microscope to investigate the creative process behind every company and its price. - Author: George Gilder
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#54. The point about bad money is not that it converges with the worth of the paper it is printed on. It is worse than that. Falsifying the information basis of all prices, it stultifies entrepreneurs, deceives savers, and fosters tyranny. Interest - Author: George Gilder
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#55. The key role of entrepreneurs, like the most crucial role of scientists, is not to fill in the gaps in an existing market or theory, but to generate entirely new markets or theories ... They stand before a canvas as empty as any painter's; a page as blank as any poet's. - Author: George Gilder
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#56. Poverty is less a matter of income than of prospects. While the incomes of the poor have steadily risen through Great Society largesse, their prospects have plummeted as families have broken into dependent fragments. - Author: George Gilder
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#57. Under Arab rule, Palestine had always been a somnolent desert land that could have sustained no authentic twentieth-century Arab awakening. Palestine without Jews is a not a nation but a naqba. - Author: George Gilder
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#58. Ever since the millennial crash, the United States has been buffeted by currency shocks, interest-rate gyrations, and financial device bubbles. Government fashions move "investment" from real estate consumption to climate distractions. It was technology alone that saved the world economy. - Author: George Gilder
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#59. Entropy is Janus-faced. Its upside surprises are redemptive and favorable to freedom. It is freedom of choice. But the carrier itself requires constant vigilance against entropic noise. Order is not spontaneous, but it is a necessary condition for all the surprises of freedom and opportunity. - Author: George Gilder
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#60. The passion for finding the system in experience, replacing surprise with order, is a persistent part of human nature ... Science came to mean the elimination of surprise. It outlawed miracles, because miracles are above all unexpected. - Author: George Gilder
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#61. Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind. - Author: George Gilder
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#62. Unlike femininity, relaxed masculinity is at bottom empty, a limp nullity. While the female body is full of internal potentiality, the male is internally barren. Manhood at the most basic level can be validated and expressed only in action. - Author: George Gilder
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#63. Opening the book is a quotation from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops that sums up the Prager-Telushkin view: It was Judaism that brought the concept of a God-given universal moral law into the world ... The Jew carries the burden of God in history [and] for this has never been forgiven. - Author: George Gilder
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#64. Egalitarians never seem to understand that promoting economic equality in theory means promoting resentments and polarization in practice, making everyone worse off. - Thomas Sowell (2016) - Author: George Gilder
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#65. A fundamental principle of information theory is that you can't guarantee outcomes ... in order for an experiment to yield knowledge, it has to be able to fail. If you have guaranteed experiments, you have zero knowledge - Author: George Gilder
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#66. The central event of the twentieth century is the overthrow of matter ... The powers of the mind are everywhere ascendant over the brute force of things. - Author: George Gilder
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#67. Nothing is more deadly to achievement than the belief that effort will not be rewarded, that the world is a bleak and discriminatory place in which only the predatory and the specially preferred can get ahead. - Author: George Gilder
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#68. Capitalists are motivated not chiefly by the desire to consume wealth or indulge their appetites, but by the freedom and power to consummate their entrepreneurial ideas. - Author: George Gilder
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#69. It removes information from the market when I need more and more ... Indexing is a waste heap
information so merged and muffled that it hides knowledge rather than reveals it. All beta, no alpha. - Author: George Gilder
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#70. A policy of subsidizing failures will end in an economy strewn with capital-guzzling industries long past their time of profitability - old companies that cannot create jobs themselves, but can stand in the way of job creation. - Author: George Gilder
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#71. In a world of dumb terminals and telephones, networks had to be smart. But in a world of smart terminals, networks have to be dumb. - Author: George Gilder
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#72. Socialism is an insurance policy bought by all the members of a national economy to shield them from risk. But the result is to shield them from knowledge of the real dangers and opportunities ... - Author: George Gilder
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#73. The key to growth is quite simple: creative men with money. The cause of stagnation is similarly clear: depriving creative individuals of financial power. - Author: George Gilder
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#74. With currencies and interest rates far more volatile than the economic activity that they guide, the horizons of investment and commerce had to shrink proportionally with real economic knowledge. - Author: George Gilder
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#75. Innovation is always a product of individual innovators, a rare and dynamic breed not always appealing to the millions who depend on their creativity for their own comfort, health, and security. - Author: George Gilder
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#76. On every continent and in every epoch the peoples who have excelled in creating wealth have been the victims of some of society's greatest brutalities. - Author: George Gilder
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#77. In a free economy, a high degree of apparent randomness does not mean actual randomness. An apparently random pattern is evidence not of purposelessness but of an entrepreneurial economy full of creative surprises. - Author: George Gilder
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#78. Hatred of producers of wealth still flourishes and has become, in fact, the racism of the intelligentsia. - Author: George Gilder
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#79. Entrepreneurial creation is the generation, de novo, of novelty and surprise - freedom of choice originating in the world of ideas, and imagination beyond all concern with chemicals. The contrary view - that all ideas are determined by material relationships - is the materialist superstition. - Author: George Gilder
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#80. Today, on a per capita basis, Israel far leads the world in research and technological creativity. - Author: George Gilder
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#81. The prevailing theory of capitalism suffers from one central and disabling flaw, a profound distrust and incomprehension of capitalism. - Author: George Gilder
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#82. Liberals force lower middle-class families, who love their children, to dispatch them to ghetto schools dominated by gangs of fatherless boys bearing knives. - Author: George Gilder
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