- 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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Unlimited Wealth: The Theory and Practice of Economic Alchemy Hardcover – January 9, 1991
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From Publishers Weekly
Pilzer's upbeat, jargon-coining manual is a mix of questionable assertions, glib pop economic analysis and sweeping proposals, some on-target. His "theory of alchemy" holds that we live in a world of unlimited economic resources, circumscribed only by our inability to take advantage of the best technology available for a given production problem. "Alchemists" devise new goods or new services, orchestrating change and exploiting technological gaps. The author, adjunct professor of finance at New York University, has served as an adviser to the Reagan and Bush administrations. His proposals for a restructuring of public and private education (including government tuition grants to every child) and for a national child-care program seem at once far-reaching and impractical. He also recommends a flexible immigration policy that would admit up to three million additional immigrants yearly to fill "a critical shortage of labor." Equally controversial is his analysis of a Japan that he sees heading toward economic disaster.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Library Journal
The coauthor of Other People's Money ( LJ 11/15/89), a history of the savings and loan industry, here turns his attention to more general economic questions. Standing traditional economics on its head, Pilzer argues that the true problem is not lack of resources but lack of demand. Technology has abolished resource scarcity, he asserts, and become the driving force shaping demand, economic wealth, and progress. He discusses the impact of this development on education, immigration, and the U.S. relationship with Japan. Ultimately the book is not so much a direct challenge to current economic thinking as a call for a change in emphasis. Useful for large libraries seeking complete collections.
- Richard C. Schiming, Mankato State Univ., Minn.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
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?
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!
Informative and enjoyable.
"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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An essential book for anyone who wants to strike out on their own.Published 18 months ago by Charles Ferraro
This book helps you develop a different perspective on aboundance and scarcity. We are educated to think that wealth is limited and sb's gain is somebody else's loss. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Juliana
After 25 years, Still relevant. Everything is happening as predicted by him. Great book, people need to open their eyes to whats happening. Read morePublished on November 22, 2014 by G. Guerrero
This book defines a new economic theory that seems much more relevant than that taught by traditional economists. He emphasizes technology's role in economics, and rightly so.Published on September 19, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Professor Pilzer is very smart and an excellent author so i buy many of his books.
I met him in Dallas. Read more
I enjoyed the book, but it was written in 1990 and is definitely dated in a lot of its material, and I don't agree with a lot of things, but there is a lot in there also that is... Read morePublished on April 8, 2010 by B. DeWitt