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Unlimited Wealth: The Theory and Practice of Economic Alchemy Hardcover – January 9, 1991

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Crown; 1 edition (December 9, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517582112
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517582114
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on March 24, 1999
Format: Audio Cassette
"Unlimited Wealth" by Paul Pilzer is a very interesting read. A fresh alternative to economic theory that is insightful and thought provoking. His take on "economic alchemy" gives specific references to the state of the USA and how it reached the point where it is in the global arena. This book is not a lot of fluff with tons of jargon that only financial experts can relate to. It consists of a very logical breakdown of how productivity is generated. There are some excellent ideas within this book that illustrate how issues like immigration and education are and should be addressed. Mr. Pilzer keeps the reader very interested by quoting some very astounding and possibly overlooked facts to prove his points. While his theory may not be watertight to many economists, his notions of alchemic principles should not be overlooked. This book offers a strong theory behind the growth of nations to the generation by individuals of enormous wealth and prosperity. For instance, who knew that a man could make a $56 billion dollar fortune selling software before he made it happen. Also, back at the beginning of civilization, who knew that the world population could grow to consist of 6 Billion people. Someone somewhere must be creating something from what used to be nothing.
On a final note, if you are someone who is chasing the American Dream. The dream of independence, freedom, and the realization of your own personal dreams, goals, and desires, I would recommend this book.
P.S. This book gives a detailed analysis on the strengths and flaws of the Japanese economy. Written back in 1990, could it have predicted the recent asian financial crisis? Comments?
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Format: Hardcover
This book describes how to build wealth broadly enough so you can apply its principles to anything. its main principle is technology unleashes your ability to build wealth and by applying dormant but existing technology to resources will create enough value for you to achieve wealth. ie using the latest version software could dramatically improve your bottom line.
Probably the most inspiring principle for me is the statement: The faster you process information the faster you will achieve your goals. This makes total sense because if knowledge is power the most important knowledge is the knowledge that allows you to get more of it. I know alot of people who are determined to succeed but they learn so slowly that by the time they figure everything out it will be too late. With the rate of change today one of the skills you've got to have is the ability to learn rapidly!
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I read this book many years ago and am still impressed by the clarity of the logic. It presents a wonderful view of the world as a place of abundance and wealth. This is a beautiful contrast to the belief many people have that the world has limited resources, so the only way to get anything is to take it from someone else. This book has forever changed my worldview.
Tim McMahon...
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By A Customer on April 23, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I first read Mr. Pilzer's book when it was published in 1990, then re-read it eleven years later. His words are as true today as they were when first printed. Through historical anaylsis, Pilzer deconstructs the economic views of our early education and skillfully builds a new model for our truly modern world. This is a must read for anyone interested in working with growth and change in their life and the world.
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By A Customer on September 10, 1998
Format: Hardcover
A wonderful explanation of market forces that explodes the historical views of economics. Though not always politically correct, this book uses historical examples to support its theory.
Informative and enjoyable.
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Great book. Not classical economic theory, but I think it is the kind of thought that leads to true economic progress (both on the personal micro and macro levels). It is very approachable. My seventeen year old son is reading it.
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Paul is right on. In 1990 he articulated the impact that technology has on our resources. We do not live in a world of scarce resources. We use technology to replace them, or multiply them, and discover new resources all the time. Paul's message to me: This world has plenty of what mankind needs. We can invent our way out of any perceived shortage. Read this book to think about all this in some new ways.
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Mark F. LaMoure, Boise, ID

"Unlimited Wealth," by Paul Zane Pilzer is a solid, 5 Gold Star book giving you an overview on why the potential for riches and wealth are literally unlimited in the world. The author, Paul Zane Pilzer is a super-enlightened genius, who is absolutely stunning in his achievements in life. Mr. Pilzer clearly explains how we live in a world of unlimited physical resources, because of rapidly advancing technology. He simply puts into layman's terms, why there is no reason for you not to become rich, based on all the huge opportunity in America available for you to use. Are you someone who is chasing the American Dream? This book gives you many answers to the dream of achieving financial freedom and realizing your goals for unlimited wealth. Believe in life, believe in yourself and believe you can do it. The book is inspiring and uplifting. Buy it to gain incredible insights and understanding for your wealth building program.
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