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Wealth & Poverty Review Knowledge and Power Tops Jeb Bush’s Reading List

Saturday’s New York Times highlighted former Florida Governor and potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s reputation as “an intellectual in search of new ideas” and a “serial consulter of outsiders.” Lately, Bush has been consulting the ideas of Discovery Institute co-founder George Gilder — he names Knowledge and Power, which describes Gilder’s vision for a new economics, as one of the volumes that he’s currently reading.

A voracious reader, he maintains a queue of 25 volumes on his Kindle (George Gilder’s “Knowledge and Power” among them, he said) and routinely sends fan mail to his favorite authors.

For fresh — or even revolutionary — insight into effective governance and good policy, Jeb Bush couldn’t have picked a much more significant work than Knowledge and Power.