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Why do conservatives have such a hard time winning the economic debate in the court of public opinion? Simple, George Gilder says: Conservatives misunderstand economics almost as badly as liberals do. Republicans have been running on tax cut proposals since the era of Harding and Coolidge without seriously addressing the key problems of a global economy in decline. Enough is enough.

Gilder, author of the New York Times best seller Wealth and Poverty, proposes a completely new framework for understanding economic growth that will replace failed 20th-century conservative economics and turn the economic debate - and the country - around.

©2016 George Gilder (P)2016 Tantor

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"George Gilder shows that money is time, and time is real. He is our best guide to our most fundamental economic problem." (Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal)

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eye opener

I don't have a good foundation in economics nor money theory, but I think I understand the author's points. Really look forward to a more egalitarian society where special privileges are stripped from the few, enabled by the new gold standard.

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The most important book and I've read in the last decade

This book really helped me to grasp why are our economy functions the way it does and how it could be made to function much better. Mr. Gilder manages to explain some very complex but important concepts in ways that are approachable to people without a degree in economics or finance but who have a good science background.

This book would probably be difficult to grasp if I hadn't taken college introductory economics and if I did not have a good science background.

Most importantly, Mr. Gilder is 100% spot on with his analysis of the world's economic problems and the solutions to those problems.

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I'm pretty sure this book is important.

However this is one of those books I'll have to listen to several times. At some point I hope I will understand the concepts, but I fear it may be beyond me. Someone said of some economic theories that if you don't grasp them in 5 minutes you probably never will. I fear this may describe my aptitude perfectly.

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Finaly Clarity and Sanity please bring it on.

After the first ten minutes I felt for sure, I was not going to like this. After mercilessly tearing through the usual rhetoric; it started to become clear, this guy makes sense.