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Reisman's Program of Self-Education in the Economic Theory and Political Philosophy of Capitalism 2.0, on CDs, in mp3 format.


CAPITALISM:
A Treatise on Economics

by
George Reisman


The Clearest and Most Comprehensive Contemporary Defense of the Capitalist Economic System Available

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Literature and Lectures by Edith Packer, George Reisman, and Others



Noble Vision, a novel by Genevieve LaGreca


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  • Ludwig von Mises's Human Action in pdf, courtesy of Bettina Bien Greaves and Laissez-Faire Books

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Other Important Writings in Defense of Capitalism


onelesso.jpg (6593 bytes)Henry Hazlitt, Economics in One Lesson. Both in terms of content and method, this is the best first introduction to economics that is available. Reading it is an excellent preparation for reading von Mises and Reisman. A true gem. 218 pp. (P) 

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Frederic Bastiat, The Law. An economic and moral critique of government interference based on the identification that the government's interference constitutes forcible aggression against the citizens. This essay provides an excellent bridge between the political philosophy of Ayn Rand and economic theory. 76 pp. (P) 

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bastiate.jpg (4997 bytes)Frederic Bastiat, Economic Sophisms. A brilliant analysis of economic fallacies representing the fear of efficiency and greater production. Makes a perfect accompaniment to Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson. 271 pp. (P) 

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Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Capital and Interest (3 vols. in one or three separate volumes). This classic contains not only Böhm-Bawerk's own theory of capital and interest and his answer to the Marxian exploitation theory, but also his careful development and elaboration of the principle of marginal utility and the theory of prices. One of its several great contributions is the recognition both that prices often are determined in the first instance by cost of production, as the classical economists maintained, and that when this is the case it is an instance of the operation of the law of diminishing marginal utility. 1202 pp.

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Jerry Kirkpatrick, In Defense of Advertising. Based on the philosophy of Ayn Rand and the economics of Ludwig von Mises, this book, subtitled Arguments From Reason, Ethical Egoism, and Laissez-Faire Capitalism, maintains that the so-called social and economic criticisms of advertising are false because they derive from a false philosophic and economic world view. Only an alternative world view can validly refute the charges and put forth a positive moral evaluation of advertising's role in human life. The author defends advertising precisely because it appeals to the rational self-interest of consumers for the rationally selfish profit making gain of the capitalists. This book constitutes a major application of Objectivism that all of the philosophy's supporters can profit from. 200 pp. (P) 

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