“The risk-bearing role of the rich cannot be performed so well by anyone else. The benefits of capitalism still depend on capitalists": First edition of George Gilder's Wealth and Poverty; Lengthily inscribed by him

  • Wealth and Poverty.

Wealth and Poverty.


Item Number: 88134

New York: Basic Books, Inc, 1981.

First edition of Gilder’s best-selling book. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For E. G. Paul, Jr. with thanks & hopes for the entrepreneurial future. George Gilder February 1981.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Vincent Torre.

American investor, writer, and economist George Gilder's Wealth and Poverty analyzes the roots of economic growth, extending the sociological and anthropological analyses of his earlier works. Upon publication in 1981, the book became a New York Times bestseller, eventually selling over one million copies. Advancing the moral case for capitalism during the first months of the Reagan administration, Wealth and Poverty made Gilder Reagan's most quoted living author.

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