Hmmmm, let's think about this for a moment. If George Gilder's thesis, that "most welfare programs only serve to keep the poor in poverty as victims of welfare dependency," is correct, then why aren't American corporations wallowing in poverty? Major business corporations receive literally billions in subsidies from American taxpayers; i.e., corporate welfare, yet they only get wealthier. If Gilder's thesis is correct, "dependent" companies that live off government contracts and subsidies should be filling for bankruptcy at this very moment. They aren't of course, and the reason is because they are wallowing in corporate welfare subsidies that keep their inefficient businesses afloat.
George Gilder claims to be in favor of supply side, "trickle down" economics, but in truth that's a misnomer. What he really argues for is "trickle up" economics; that is, take money from the poor and give it to the rich.
Take my word for it, this is a bad book with a flawed thesis.