Wealth and Poverty

  • by George F. Gilder
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 15 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hailed as "the guide to capitalism", the New York Times best seller Wealth and Poverty is one of the most influential economics books of all time and has sold more than one million copies since its first release. In this modern classic, Gilder affirms the moral superiority of free-market capitalism and explains why supply-side economics is more effective at decreasing poverty than government-regulated markets.
Now, in a completely updated edition of Wealth and Poverty, Gilder compares America’s current economic challenges with its past economic problems - particularly those of the late 1970s - and explains why Obama’s big-government, redistributive policies are doing more harm than good for the poor.
Making the case that supply-side economics and free-market policies are - and always will be - the answer to decreasing America’s poverty rate and increasing her prosperity, Wealth and Poverty offers solutions to America’s current economic problems and hope to those who fear that our best days are behind us.


What the Critics Say

"One should not underestimate what Gilder accomplished in this volume." (Freeman)


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Customer Reviews

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Great listen for any American

What made the experience of listening to Wealth and Poverty the most enjoyable?

Grover Gardner the narrator has a very fluent and yet distinctive voice that is very comforting to listen to..

What other book might you compare Wealth and Poverty to and why?

The Price of Inequality by Joseph Sliglitz

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The downsizing and the collapse of America

Any additional comments?

Very knowledgeable and powerful.

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The Original is a Classic

What would have made Wealth and Poverty better?

I am disappointed in this new edition. The degrees of logic and social commentary in this edition is disappointingly poor. I highly recommend you skip this addition and seek out an original edition. Read that with a mind toward the time period and environment it was written. The genius of Gilder is not his ability to defend supply side economics. His genius is identifying the secondary social externalities both good and bad of government policy.

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- Jake

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2012
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.