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  George Reisman's Blog on Economics, Politics, Society, and Culture
George Reisman's Blog on Economics, Politics, Society, and Culture
George Reisman is the author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (Ottawa, Illinois: Jameson Books, 1996) and is Pepperdine University Professor Emeritus of Economics.
George Reisman is Pepperdine University Professor Emeritus of Economics.
www.georgereisman.com /blog   (9304 words)

 George Reisman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Reisman (born 1935) is Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University, and author of the massive 1,050-page volume Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (ISBN 0-915463-73-3).
Reisman earned his Ph.D from New York University under the direction of Ludwig von Mises, and is an outspoken advocate of free market or laissez-faire capitalism.
Reisman was a close associate of Ayn Rand, whose influence on his thought and work is at least as great as that of his mentor Mises.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Reisman   (245 words)

 George Reisman on national income accounting: a correction American Journal of Economics and Sociology, The - Find ...
Reisman's problem is that he attributes his own confusion to others and then tries to correct them.
Reisman charges that "the accusation of 'double counting' should actually be directed at the prevailing conviction that the value of the final product counts not only itself but also the value of the intermediate products that have contributed to its production" (2004: 615q516).
Using Reisman's own example of a loaf of bread that sells for $6, having been produced with flour costing $5, and the latter having been derived from wheat costing $3, what macroeconomists say is that the $6 value of the bread covers the cost of the flour.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0254/is_2_64/ai_n13729931   (869 words)

 Larry Elder
Reisman: That is a view held by a large school of economists, perhaps the majority school, for the last 60 years or so -- that's the Keynesian school -- but there are other economists like those in the Austrian school, which holds a very different position.
Reisman: No, it is definitely not a fact, and it displays considerable ignorance which leaves out of account any alternative point of view, and, in fact, it's easy to argue that deficits can pretty well worsen recessions with depression, because one of the main characteristics of any severe recession is widespread bankruptcy.
Reisman: They're responsible for causing unemployment and preventing people from gaining the job skills they would learn if they got a job, and keeping them unqualified, possibly, for their entire lives.
www.jewishworldreview.com /cols/elder012402.asp   (851 words)

 Amazon.com: Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics: Books: George Reisman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Reisman's ringing manifesto for laissez-faire capitalism free of all government intervention is at once a conservative polemic and a monumental treatise, brimming with original theories.
Reisman devotes special attention and its own chapter to the environmental movement, which he conceives as the ideological heirs of the socialists and for the present the most dangerous enemies.
Reisman on the one hand endorses the Marginal Utility theory of value, and seems to be completely oblivious to the fact that the Quantity Theory of Money rests on the common belief, taken over from Aristotle, that there can only be (fair) exchanges when equal values are exchanged to each other.
www.amazon.com /Capitalism-Treatise-Economics-George-Reisman/dp/0915463733   (3661 words)

 George Reisman: Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
George Reisman on Joseph Stiglitz in the NY Times.
George Reisman on the attempt by the Royal Society.
George Reisman on the bipartisan anti-carbon dioxide hysteria.
www.lewrockwell.com /reisman/reisman-arch.html   (63 words)

 More Reisman insights without George Reisman
In an earlier article, I showed how George Reisman is quoted verbatim without getting credit for the quote, and how his views on environmentalism are being used and paraphrased, again without giving him credit.
The fact that such a man as George Reisman exists, that he is a long time Objectivist, and that he has revolutionized economic theory, is obviously a closely guarded secret.
One of the points of Reisman’s theory is that, while individual profits by one capitalist shows that this individual capitalist has done a good job, a rise in the general rate of profit on the contrary shows that the economy is on its way downhill.
www.nattvakt.com /onlineenglish/withoutreisman2.htm   (2714 words)

 A Student of Mises and Rand by George Reisman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The college students too included a goodly proportion of self-confessed "social democrats." I remember one of them telling me with obvious contempt how ignorant the parents of many of the campers were.
They had been to see a local production of a play by George Bernard Shaw that made their type of people its targets, and they all loved it.
George Reisman [send him mail] is Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business & Management in Los Angeles, and is the author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics.
www.lewrockwell.com /orig3/reisman1.html   (4566 words)

 George Reisman - Objectivism Online Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
However, it does seem that some of Reisman and Packer's behavior was definitely, um, odd (to put it nicely), such as their objections to Peter Schwartz teaching a writing class on the grounds that they didn't approve of his qualifications in the fields of psychology and economics.
Anyway, while I do think their splitting with Reisman is probably unfortunate, I can't say that ARI was in the wrong (and by the available evidence, mostly from the other side, I would say that they were probably in the right).
It wasn't philosophical, Reisman seems to be in total agreement with Objectivism (he calls Fact and Value a brilliant article in his book), and it's not like either Reisman or Packer is actively attacking ARI or any Objectivist for that matter.
forum.objectivismonline.net /index.php?showtopic=282   (1823 words)

 Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
On the foundation of these integrations, Dr. Reisman is able to develop the numerous major original contributions that the book presents on the subjects of profits, wages, saving, capital accumulation, aggregate economic accounting, monopoly, and natural resources, among other vital subjects.
For it is sure to constitute as wide and profound a challenge to the theoretical preconceptions of today's economists as it does to the political preconceptions of today's laymen.
Reisman has accumulated new evidence, building on Adam Smith and von Mises to give us the economic masterwork of our age.
www.capitalism.net   (1951 words)

 What are good introductory economics books? - THE FORUM for Ayn Rand Fans
Dr. Reisman's book (and many of his lectures, which you can purchase through his website (http://www.capitalism.net), are the best material I have seen on economics.
Skousen’s work is very similar to George Reisman’s Capitalism [which I highly recommend, but George has to come out with a version that’s split into three or four separate sections---just to make it easier to carry!]
I found Reisman's book to be in need of much more editing and integration, and saw it as overly polemical.
forums.4aynrandfans.com /index.php?showtopic=174   (2380 words)

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As George Reisman recently has pointed out, the statement is dead wrong if the implicit cost of sexual relations between spouses is added into GDP--as it should be, if it is also legitimate to include the implicit rent of owner-occupied housing.
George emphasized that these theories had an ethical meaning: "poverty, want, and starvation are by this theory not chargeable either to individual greed or to social maladjustments; they are the inevitable results of universal laws, with which...
George set out to show that because two of these laws were wrong, poverty was not inevitable; further, poverty could be ended by just laws that captured land rents for the public good.
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 The Politics Resource Center: Essay by George Reisman
But there are other and deeper causes at work, just as there were in the 1970s, when the price of oil dramatically increased.
It would also entail the privatization of the vast landholdings of the federal and state governments in Alaska and the other Western states and of the continental shelf, so that oil and gas reserves could be freely developed.
George Reisman is Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and is the author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (Ottawa, Illinois: Jameson Books, 1996).
radicalacademy.com /studentrefpolitics22a.htm   (1302 words)

 Envy Unleashed at the New York Times - Mises Institute
Thus no one should be surprised if what the Times tries to teach him with its series is that it is illusory to think of the United States (and more broadly the capitalist economic system) as a land of opportunity.
The specific alleged article in question turns for support to George Soros, Ted Turner, and Warren Buffet, three extremely wealthy individuals who are nonetheless apparently willing to denounce great wealth on occasion.
George Reisman, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in Los Angeles, is the author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (Ottawa, Illinois: Jameson Books, 1996) and is the translator of Ludwig von Mises's Epistemological Problems of Economics (New York: D. Van Nostrand and Co., 1960).
www.mises.org /story/1839   (1871 words)

 George Reisman Answers George Soros - Ayn Rand Meta-Blog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Socialist billionaire George Soros has invested tens of millions of dollars to help influence the 2004 presidential election.
George Reisman, author of the seminal Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics, does just this in an essay for the Ludwig von Mises Institute titled “Is Laissez-Faire a Threat to Freedom?
The essential substance of this essay is the claim that the main contemporary threat to a free society is a fully free society–i.e., a society of laissez-faire capitalism.
www.theatlasphere.com /metablog/206.php   (268 words)

 The Toxicity of Environmentalism | The Foundation for Economic Education: The Freeman, Ideas on Liberty
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Reisman is Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University’s School of Business and Management in Los Angeles.
R ecently a popular imported mineral water was removed from the market because tests showed that samples of it contained 35 parts per billion of benzene.
www.fee.org /publications/the-freeman/article.asp?aid=2218   (8409 words)

 Exploitation Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In this excellent article, Dr. Reisman suggests that profits are not deducted from wages as the classical economists, and Marx, thought.
In a world without the capitalist, profits are the primary form of income.
Those concerned about the apparent widening gap between the incomes of the rich and poor sometimes fail to realize that the rich pay high percentages of taxes in society and they also provide the capital that raises standards of living for the relatively poor.
www.gbcnv.edu /~tenney/ExploitationTheoryTopic.htm   (125 words)

 Letter From Jerry Kirkpatrick - To George Reisman And Edith Packer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
As follow-up to my letter of October 26, I would like to make these additional comments on how ARI is planning to spend, and currently is spending, contributor money to train future intellectuals.
And a key to understanding what these avenues are is George's suggestion (made at the opening banquet of TJS this summer) that three Objectivists at one university is all it would take to make a difference in changing a school's intellectual climate and in widening the path to philosophy departments.
This, of course, ties in with George's comments in his October 26 memo that these students need content courses.
www.jeffcomp.com /faq/kirk/jerry2.html   (937 words)

 CJNews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The name of the Canadian Council for Reform Judaism's (CCRJ's) new venture - Camp George - was announced at a recent luncheon held at the Prince Hotel.
Benefactor Sam Reisman paid tribute to his late father, for whom the camp is named, noting George Reisman's decency, determination and distaste for pretense.
Camp George will have state-of-the-art facilities for waterskiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, tennis, basketball and mountain biking, camp director Jack Feldman told The CJN.
www.cjnews.com /pastissues/99/feb18-99/front2.htm   (387 words)

It is highly significant, then, that George Reisman has dedicated his remarkable book to "Ludwig von Mises, my teacher…." Professor Reisman, who teaches economics at Pepperdine University, is the translator of Mises’ Epistemological Problems in Economics ([1933] 1960), and spent many years in his weekly New York seminar.
Indeed, Professor Reisman adopts classically Randian ethics, viewing all human evil as an extension of "altruism" and all good flowing from "self interest." And unlike the mainstream Austrian writers, who were always careful to separate positive economics from normative matters of ethics, our author sees them bound up with each other by necessity.
The scope and vision of Professor Reisman’s treatise in defense of economic freedom is as broad as any book published in decades.
www.acton.org /publicat/randl/review.php?id=242   (1046 words)

 Reisman Insights Without Reisman
Lewis cannot be unaware of the fact that Leonard Peikoff wishes George Reisman ostracized.
Thus, if anything from Dr. Reisman's works is mentioned on the Leonard Peikoff show, it has to be sneaked in without mentioning his name.
This policy of intellectual thievery and cowardice, I have to say, is bound to backfire.
home.swipnet.se /nattvakt/withoutreisman.htm   (546 words)

 George Reisman - Free Market News Network
George Reisman earned his PhD in Economics at New York University under the direction of Ludwig von Mises.
George is currently Professor of Economics at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, and serves as the President of The Jefferson School of Philosophy, Economics and Psychology.
About Jefferson School: The school was been created to advance and disseminate the philosophical and scientific knowledge that is necessary to the existence of a capitalist society.
www.freemarketnews.com /Writers-Bio-Analysis.asp?wid=158   (224 words)

 Not PC: Markets don't fail, economists do -- just as Plato did
The non-existence of 'market failure' and 'perfectly competitive markets,' which don't exist in the real world, are the anti-matter to real markets and to real businessmen who do.
The doctrine of pure and perfect competion is called by George Reisman "platonic competition," since these destructive 'ideals' are a pure and perfect example of the Platonic "ideal of perfection" which draws from non-existence to serve as the "standard" for judging existence.
Reisman's two-part article on the subject make 'perfect' and very timely reading, and it does help to prove the contention that those who disregard philsophy are destined to be frequently bitten by it.
pc.blogspot.com /2006/07/markets-dont-fail-economists-do-just.html   (2702 words)

 George Reisman's unique take on anti-trust laws | Samizdata.net
George Reisman's unique take on anti-trust laws
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www.samizdata.net /blog/archives/2006/09/george_reismans.html   (1808 words)

 Articles on line
Hatred of George Reisman for being George Reisman
That I take Reisman's side in the "Reisman split" implies nothing whatsoever with regard to any other conflict, real or imagined.
It does not mean that I take Kelley's side in the "Kelley split", or Branden's side in the "split of 1968", or that I approve of Chris Matthew Sciabarra's efforts to turn Objectivism into a species of Hegelian dialectics - to take some obvious examples.
www.nattvakt.com /onlineenglish/onlineenglish.htm   (276 words)

 Quackgrass Press: Outside links
Jefferson School of Philosophy, Economics, and Psychology.Dr Reisman, professor of economics at Pepperdine, has published a monumental (1,000 page plus!) Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics.
In Chapter 12, Section 5, Dr Reisman lists more than a dozen crucial findings which rest on analysis in terms of his novel concept of invariable money.
Reisman's Capitalism, your economic thinking is behind the state of the art.
www.quackgrass.com /roots/links.html   (2289 words)

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