George Franklin Gilder (born November 29, 1939) is an American investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian advocate, and co-founder of the Discovery Institute. His 1981 international bestseller Wealth and Poverty advanced a practical and moral case for supply-side economics and capitalism during the early months of the Reagan administration and made him Ronald Reagan's most quoted living author. Married to Nini Gilder, he has four children. In the 1970s, Gilder established himself as a critic of feminism and government welfare policies, arguing that they eroded the "sexual constitution" that civilized and socialized men in the roles of fathers and providers. In the 1990s, he became an enthusiastic evangelist of technology and the Internet by several books and his newsletter, the Gilder Technology Report. He is also known as the chairman of George Gilder Fund Management, LLC.
On Silicon Valley sitting at a crossroads
George Gilder's presentation at the New Bridges: Texas symposium held in Dallas, Texas on May 9, 2017. In this discussion Gilder ties together the work of Godel, John Nash and Satoshi Nakamoto. He also describes the parallels between information theory and capitalism.