George Gilder

Born: November 29, 1939

Occupation: Writer

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George Gilder

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...

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George Gilder

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...

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George Gilder

In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability.

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George Gilder

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.

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George Gilder

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,...

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George Gilder

Bandwidth grows at least three times faster than computer power.

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George Gilder

Quality is abundant. Time is the new scarcity.

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George Gilder

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.

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George Gilder

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.

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George Gilder

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

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George Gilder

The envy of excellence leads to perdition; the love of it leads to the light.

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George Gilder

If government could create jobs and raise children, socialism would have worked.

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George Gilder

What's being pushed is to have Darwinism critiqued, to teach there's a controversy. Intelligent design itself does not have any content.

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George Gilder

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

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George Gilder

Entrepreneurial knowledge has little to do with certified expertise, advanced degrees, or the learning of establishment schools. The fashionably educated and cultivated spurn the kind of fanatically focused...

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George Gilder

All small returns are noise. To transcend the noise and the risk, seek outsized returns from technological paradigms.

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George Gilder

History tells us that the threat to prosperity is not debt but socialism.

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George Gilder

All progress comes from the creative minority.

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George Gilder

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...

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George Gilder

Giving is the vital impulse and moral center of capitalism.

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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...

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George Gilder

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.

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George Gilder

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

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George Gilder

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

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George Gilder

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...

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