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Capitalism : a treatise on economics

Author: George Reisman
Publisher: Ottawa, Ill. : Jameson Books ; Chicago : Distributed by LPC Group, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The theme of this book is the natural harmony of self-interests--of businessmen, wage earners, and consumers--under capitalism. It is based on an integration of the theories of the Austrian school and the doctrines of the British classical economists.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Reisman
ISBN: 0915463733 9780915463732
OCLC Number: 36200484
Notes: Includes an updated and expanded version of The government against the economy as chapters 6-8.
Description: 1, 1046 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Economics and capitalism --
Wealth and its role in human life --
Natural resources and the environment --
The division of labor and production --
The dependence of the division of labor on Capitalism I --
The dependence of the division of labor on Capitalism II: the price system and economic coordination --
The dependence of the division of labor on Capitalism III: price controls and economic chaos --
The dependence of the division of labor on Capitalism IV: socialism, economic chaos, and totalitarian dictatorship --
The influence of the division of labor on the institutions of capitalism --
Monopoly versus freedom of competition --
The division of labor and the concept of productive activity --
Money and spending --
Productionism, Say's law, and unemployment --
The productivity theory of wages --
Aggregate production, aggregate spending, and the role of saving in spending --
The net-consumption/net-investment theory of profit and interest --
Applications of the invariable-money/net-consumption analysis --
Keynesianism: a critique --
Gold versus inflation --
Toward the establishment of laissez-faire capitalism --
A bibliography of writings in defense of capitalism.
Responsibility: George Reisman.

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The theme of this book is the natural harmony of self-interests--of businessmen, wage earners, and consumers--under capitalism. It is based on an integration of the theories of the Austrian school and the doctrines of the British classical economists.

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