Abstract: This is a physically huge treatise on economics from the point of view of a libertarian capitalist. The author also develops a defense of capitalism as an non-religious moral philosophy in the genre of Ayn Rand. Includes an updated and expanded version of 'The Government Against the Economy.'
Keywords: book review, economics, capitalism, libertarian, Ayn Rand, laissez-faire, division of labor.
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Title: Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
Author: George Reisman
Publisher: Jameson Books
Date Published: November 1996
ISBN: 0915463733
LOCN: HB501.R396 1996
Dewey: 330.12/2 21
Pages: 1046
Bibliography: 156 annotated entries
Footnotes: 1753 entries
Figures: 40
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Part 1: The Foundations of Economics

Chapter 1: Economics and Capitalism

Chapter 2: Wealth and Its Role in Human Life

Chapter 3: Natural Resources and the Environment

Part 2: The Division of Labor and Capitalism

Chapter 4: The Division of Labor and Production

Chapter 5: The Dependence of the Division of Labor on Capitalism I

Chapter 6: The Dependence of the Division of Labor on Capitalism II: The Price System and Economic Coordination

Chapter 7: The Dependence of the Division of Labor on Capitalism III: Price Controls and Economic Chaos

Chapter 8: The Dependence of the Division of Labor on Capitalism IV: Socialism, Economic Chaos, and Totalitarian Dictatorship

Chapter 9: The Influence of the Division of Labor on the Institutions of Capitalism

Chapter 10: Monopoly Versus Freedom of Competition

Chapter 11: The Division of Labor and the Concept of Productive Activity

Part 3: The Process of Economic Progress

Chapter 12: Money and Spending

Chapter 13: Productionism, Say's Law, and Unemployment

Chapter 14: The Productivity Theory of Wages

Chapter 15: Aggregate Production, Aggregate Spending, and the Role of Saving in Spending

Chapter 16: The Net-Consumption/Net-Investment Theory of Profit and Interest

Chapter 17: Applications of the Invariable-Money/Net-Consumption Analysis

Chapter 18: Keynesianism: A Critique

Chapter 19: Gold Versus Inflation


Chapter 20: Toward the Establishment of Laissez-Faire Capitalism

A Bibliography of Writings in Defense of Capitalism


Author:        Reisman, George.
Title:         Capitalism : a treatise on economics / George
Published:     Ottawa, Ill. : Jameson Books ; Chicago :
                  Distributed by LPC Group, c1996.
Description:   l, 1046 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
LC Call No.:   HB501.R396 1996
Dewey No.:     330.12/2 21
ISBN:          0915463733
Notes:         Includes an updated and expanded version of The
                  government against the economy as chapters 6-8.
               Includes bibliographical references (p.
                  [993]-998) and index.
Subjects:      Capitalism.
               Division of labor.
Other authors: Reisman, George. Government against the economy.
Control No.:   96078105 


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