George Gilder - Knowledge and Power
Last Sunday I sat in glorious sunshine watching my son play cricket. The only thing more complex than the rules of cricket is trying to work out the current state of the global economy. Luckily, while watching the game I was also reading a copy of George Gilder's Knowledge and Power. This important book makes a scholarly case for seeing capitalism as the interplay of knowledge and power. The tension between a dispersed entrepreneurial macrocosm and a governmental drive toward centralisation and control. In this episode I offer some opening insights of the key themes and what the current distortion of market signals may mean for the future.