Reading your book and hearing you speak has shown me how wrong I was! But I was wrong! Now I realize that these views were just excuses for my lack of initiative, and that one of the things God wants me to do most as a good Christian is to be rich. What is important, however, is not how it was done, but why. As an economist and businessperson, I have devoted my life to explaining how people can become rich.
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Shelves: non-fiction , business-economics , religion-theology This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. My notes and quotes: Pilzer primarily describes his theory of economic alchemy.
Describes how Abraham developed first property laws and customs. Argues that God wants all people to be fulfilled and prosperous. Also argues that technology has and will continue to answer all problems that people predict will lead to economic ruin.
Explains that overall economic growth has increased for most of the century and will continue to increase as long as more productive methods are developed. Most economic My notes and quotes: Pilzer primarily describes his theory of economic alchemy. Most economic problems come from political problems rather than lack of resources.
Explains how Keynes incorrectly assumed that people would cease to want more products once they had been satiated this is where graduated income tax comes from. Describes in general how it is better to freely share new technology and methods in order to allow increased efficiency across industries instead of dying out because one company has a monopoly on it.
The principles of economic alchemy are: technology determines wealth because it determines the amount of physical resources; advancement of technology is determined by the ability to process information; and the backlog of discovered technology that has not been put into use is the true predictor of economic growth for society and the individual. The principles of alchemy are: 1. Explains why immigrants often make the best workers because they are willing to adapt to new methods quickly. One of the most important attributes of capitalism is the division of labor it allows, thereby increasing productivity tremendously.
So based on this emerging "temporary" labor market it is often better to "quit before you are fired. Also describes how money is disappearing as a store of wealth, instead it is stored in investments, credit cards, and other non-money sources.
Ends book with going into how to solve societal problems through economics e. Stresses that unemployment is usually the result of technological change and is a sign of economic improvement.
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It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Follow the Author This is especially true in our modern economy, where the largest individual financial rewards are increasingly reserved for those people making the greatest positive impact on our society. The reason, as we shall see throughout this book, is that an increase in wealth for an individual almost always represents an even larger increase in wealth for society at large. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
God Wants You to Be Rich
In , he testified before a United States congressional hearing and since then has promoted the idea that employees should have personal, portable health insurance coverage independent of their employment but funded pre-tax by their employer. From wrote five books on the economics of obesity, health insurance, preventative medicine, and wellness. Pilzer has been called the "father of Health Savings Accounts ". They have four children and live in Park City, Utah. Pilzer helped start Temple Har Shalom in Park City in and functioned as a lay rabbi leading services until a full-time rabbi was hired in
Paul Zane Pilzer
Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. OK Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations About Paul Zane Pilzer Paul Zane Pilzer is an economist, social entrepreneur, professor, public servant, and the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books and dozens of scholarly publications. He was appointed a professor at New York University at age 24 where he taught for 21 years and was five times voted "best teacher. In health benefits, he is the Founder of Extend Health and Zane Benefits , suppliers of personalized health benefits to U.