The Heart of Capitalism
After returning to Earth yesterday, billionaire space tourist Jeff Bezos thanked Amazon.com customers and employees for helping fund his flight. It’s fair to ask whether fulfilling Bezos’ astronaut fantasies was a good use of Amazon’s cash receipts. George Gilder would probably argue that it was. “Creativity is the heart of capitalism,” he tells me. He cautions, however, that the quest for breakthroughs is leading some entrepreneurs to have the same misconception about wealth that Karl Marx had.