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>>Do you burn books by people you don't like?<<

George Franklin Gilder

The only screed of Gilder's I ever read was "Wealth and Poverty". There was a bit in there justifying the refusal to make a career path available to women as a waste of time, because women only work to kill time until they get married, then they will quit and start having babies.

Read "Free to Choose" at the same time. Only thing I remember from that one was Freedman blaming people being poor on their "riotous living".

The intention of both books seemed to justify the protection and maintenance of the status quo of the country being run by the white male power structure, the same white male power structure that Bill O'Reilly was going on about some years ago.

My take is that Gilder and Freedman were both charlatans working to advance the economic agenda that, over the last 40 years, has gotten the US to where it is today. If your perspective is as a member of that 1% or less at the top, things have worked out wonderfully. If your perspective is as someone who spent that time working for members of that 1%, not so much.

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