George F Gilder

George F
Gilder
1939

American Writer, Techno-Utopian Intellectual, Republican Party Activist, and Co-Founder of the Discovery Institute

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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

Intelligent design itself does not have any content.

Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.

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.

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.

The differences between the sexes are the single most important fact of human society

The first priority of any serious program against poverty is to strengthen the male role in poor families.

The man has the gradually sinking feeling that his role as provider, the definitive male activity from the primal days of the hunt through the industrial revolution and on into modern life, has been largely seized from him; he has been cuckolded by t

This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes-it liberates young women to pursue married men.

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.

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.

In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability.

When I began to examine just how wealth is created, it seemed to me plain that it arises not from taking, but from giving. People get rich by giving rather than by taking, and this seemed to me to be a very important perception, because the reason for the crisis in capitalism today, it seems to me, is not its practical achievements, but rather the perception of its moral character.

The central event of the twentieth century is the overthrow of matter. In technology, economics, and the politics of nations, wealth in the form of physical resources is steadily declining in value and significance. The powers of mind are everywhere ascendant over the brute force of things.

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First Name
George F
Last Name
Gilder
Birth Date
1939
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American Writer, Techno-Utopian Intellectual, Republican Party Activist, and Co-Founder of the Discovery Institute