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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Insurance

#economics #book #capitalism

Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century

George Gilder

2012

2019-05-10

- George Gilder, Wealth and Poverty: A New Edition for the Twenty-First Century (2012)

It's a lot of words, but I think this is basically the idea of the last few chapters: insurance has an outmoded cost. When you employ the state, or even a private firm, to ensure people receive medical care, retirement income, subsistence, safe medicine, a healthy environment, or do any number of things that either blunt risk or maintain the status quo, you inhibit growth and development.