Professor of economics, author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics

Reference

George Reisman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"George Gerald Reisman (born January 13, 1937) is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Pepperdine University and author of the 1,050-page volume Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (1996). He is also the author of an earlier book, The Government Against the Economy (1979), contents of which are mostly subsumed in Capitalism. Reisman was born in New York City and earned his Ph.D. from New York University under the direction of Ludwig von Mises. He is an outspoken advocate of free market or laissez-faire capitalism. ..."

Born

13 Jan 1937, George Gerald Reisman, in New York City

Associations

Associated Scholar, Ludwig von Mises Institute
Circle Bastiat

Articles

George Reisman - Hero of the Day, The Daily Objectivist, 2000

Writings

California's Energy Meltdown, The Free Market, Mar 2001
"The state of California has experienced a meltdown in its electric power system. For months, the system has repeatedly run at or near the overload point, necessitating brownouts and even rolling blackouts. Incredibly, the fiasco has been blamed on deregulation and the free market."
Related Topic: California
Mises: Defender of Freedom, Mises Daily, 29 Sep 2006
Describes several of Mises' contributions to economics theory and other areas, along with some personal reminiscences
"... when Mises appeared, there was virtually no systematic intellectual opposition to socialism or defense of capitalism. Quite literally, the intellectual ramparts of civilization were undefended. What Mises undertook, and which summarizes the essence of his greatness, was to build an intellectual defense of capitalism and thus of civilization."
The Flagellation of the Pursuit of Happiness, 14 Jun 2006
Commentary on Paul Krugman's lamentations about a Senate vote that would abolish the estate tax
"Cutting Medicaid and all other government programs while reducing and eliminating taxes is precisely the policy that is needed to restore the founding principle of the United States, which is the individual's right to the pursuit of his own happiness. ... Implementing it means cutting government spending precisely for the purpose of cutting taxes."