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Now Available on Kindle: "Education and the Racist Road to Barbarism"

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Submitted by George Reisman on Tue, 2014-11-11 23:31

“Education and the Racist Road to Barbarism,” which is now available for 99¢ as a Kindle Book on Amazon.com, is a demonstration of the objective superiority of Western Civilization and slap in the face of cultural relativism and political correctness.


Uh, Duh ... and the Shocking Truth about Obamacare

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Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2013-11-03 04:50

Uh, Duh ... and the Shocking Truth about ObamaCare

Uh: Headline in The New York Times of Thursday, October 31, 2013: “Voters’ Anger Over Shutdown Is Inspiring Democrats to Run.”

Duh: Headline in The New York Times of Friday, November 1, 2013: “Troubled Start for Health Law Has Democrats Feeling Anxious.”

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The most convincing argument — by Kyle Jacob Biodrowski on Wed, 2013-11-06 16:34

Gun Control: Controlling the Government’s Guns

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Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2012-08-27 21:27

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Gun Control: Controlling the Government’s Guns

The recent mass shootings in Aurora, Colorado and then in Oak Creek Wisconsin have led to renewed demands for “gun control” aimed ultimately at depriving the individual citizen of his Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. It is believed that if the individual were deprived of this right, such shootings would not take place, because of the sheer lack of available weaponry.

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So this is non-wooley thinking? — by Frediano on Sun, 2013-03-31 04:04
Canada..very "good gun laws" — by Jules Troy on Sun, 2013-02-10 14:09
President B.O. baits the trap — by gregster on Sun, 2013-02-10 03:44

New Kindle Book by Reisman

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Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2012-08-09 23:04

New Kindle Book by Reisman

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I've just published a new book. It's as short as Capitalism is long, i.e., 59 pages. Its title is Warren Buffett, Class Warfare, and the Exploitation Theory. It appears in Kindle format on Amazon.com and sells for 99¢.


Open Letter to Warren Buffett

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Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2012-07-26 02:08

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Mr. Warren Buffett
3555 Farnam Street
Suite 1440
Omaha, NE 68131

Mr. Buffett:

You have been quoted time and again, without any denial on your part that I am aware of, as having said, “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

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Craig, Mark... — by Ross Elliot on Sat, 2012-07-28 07:28
It is productive, Ross — by Craig Ceely on Thu, 2012-07-26 13:32
Ross — by Mark Hubbard on Thu, 2012-07-26 11:35

Free Speech and Occupy Wall Street

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Submitted by George Reisman on Fri, 2011-12-16 05:22

Free Speech and Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street protesters were allowed to remain in New York’s Zucotti Park for two months, against the will of its private owners. They were clearly trespassers, indeed, much worse than garden variety trespassers, who almost always quickly leave. They were there prepared to stay indefinitely. In effect, they were literally attempting to steal the park from its lawful owners.

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@ seymourblogger — by 0 on Wed, 2012-01-04 05:12
I know because your comment got me wondering darren — by seymourblogger on Tue, 2012-01-03 20:57
I don't know how to explain — by 0 on Tue, 2012-01-03 17:03

How a Highly Productive and Provident 1% Provides the Standard of Living of a Largely Ignorant and Ungrateful 99%

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Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2011-10-20 05:44

How a Highly Productive and Provident One Percent Provides the Standard of Living of a Largely Ignorant and Ungrateful Ninety-Nine Percent

The protesters in the Occupy Wall Street Movement and its numerous clones elsewhere in the country and around the world chant that one percent of the population owns all the wealth and lives at the expense of the remaining ninety-nine percent.

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Ah — by Jmaurone on Fri, 2011-12-02 01:38
My context was Rand and Branden - the affair — by seymourblogger on Fri, 2011-12-02 00:00
Zizek defending Rand — by Jmaurone on Thu, 2011-12-01 22:34

How to Eliminate Social Security and Medicare

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Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2011-04-07 00:15

How to Eliminate Social Security and Medicare*

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Expenditures under the Social Security and Medicare programs account for approximately one-third of total federal government spending.

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Sign me up — by Frediano on Thu, 2011-04-07 12:48
Freedom Now — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Thu, 2011-04-07 03:28

Where Profit Comes From

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Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2011-02-03 09:52

WHERE PROFIT COMES FROM

Labor unions like to argue that the payment of higher wages is to the self-interest of employers because the wage earners will use their higher wages to make additional purchases from business firms, thereby increasing the sales revenues and profits of business firms. However, wrong and foolish it may be, this is an argument worth analyzing in some detail, because it can provide a gateway to a discussion of the actual sources of profit in the economic system.

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How can an argument... — by Frediano on Fri, 2011-02-04 14:12

Raising Taxes Is Not Reducing Government Spending

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Submitted by George Reisman on Tue, 2010-11-23 05:26

Raising Taxes Is Not Reducing Government Spending

Today’s [November 21] New York Times carries an article titled “The Blur Between Spending and Taxes.” The author is Harvard Professor N. Gregory Mankiw.*

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I didn't rob a bank yesterday of $100,000. — by Frediano on Sun, 2010-11-28 09:39
Glad to see you posting on — by Jason Quintana on Wed, 2010-11-24 03:04
Another timely article. I've — by Mark Hubbard on Tue, 2010-11-23 06:00

Natural Resources and the Environment

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Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2010-10-31 03:30

Natural Resources and the Environment

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There is a fundamental fact about the world that has profound implications for the supply of natural resources and for the relationship between production and economic activity on the one side and man’s environment on the other.

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Excerpt from my book HUMAN IS MUNDANE — by F L Light on Mon, 2010-11-08 18:36
The perfect essay. And great — by Mark Hubbard on Sun, 2010-10-31 06:00

Central Problem: Central Bank

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Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2009-12-30 05:36
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True 'dat. — by Frediano on Mon, 2010-01-18 15:23
Nothing — by atlascott on Wed, 2010-01-13 23:22
Ross — by Frediano on Fri, 2010-01-08 22:16

A Pro-Free-Market Program for Economic Recovery

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Submitted by George Reisman on Tue, 2009-12-01 04:27

The following is a speech delivered by George Reisman at the Ludwig von Mises Institute's Mises Circle in Newport Beach, California on November 14, 2009.

As you all know, we are in a severe economic downturn. The official unemployment rate now exceeds 10 percent and according to many observers is actually substantially higher.

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Excellent manifesto... — by Ross Elliot on Tue, 2009-12-01 07:59

Maoist in the White House

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Submitted by George Reisman on Sat, 2009-10-24 05:00

Anita Dunn, is described by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia as “one of the major decision makers of the Obama campaign” and as one of Obama’s “four top advisers (along with David Axelrod, David Plouffe, and Robert Gibbs).”

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Gregster ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2009-10-28 00:51
Quiet Virtue — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2009-10-27 15:17
I haven't noticed any end-dropping... — by Marcus on Tue, 2009-10-27 08:19

Replies to Readers of My Article on the Real Right to Medical Care

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Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2009-08-12 02:35

Replies to Readers of My Article on the Real Right to Medical Care

From a reader in Cambridge, ON, Canada:
RE:The Real Right To Medical Care....

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That — by 0 on Sun, 2009-10-25 22:44
What??? — by Kasper on Sat, 2009-10-24 22:41
The original sin of socialized medicine — by 0 on Sat, 2009-10-24 09:18

Credit Expansion, Crisis, and the Myth of the Saving Glut—Summary and Conclusion

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Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2009-07-06 01:09

The real estate bubble, like the stock market bubble before it, was caused by credit expansion. The credit expansion was instigated and sustained by the Federal Reserve System, which could have aborted it at any time but chose not to. As a result, the Federal Reserve System and those in charge of it at during the real estate bubble bear responsibility for major harm to tens of millions of Americans.

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Found it — by Frediano on Mon, 2009-07-13 13:21
Hi Frediano... — by Robert on Mon, 2009-07-13 03:21
Sligthly different question — by Frediano on Thu, 2009-07-09 22:02

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RIP General Motors; Google Relents

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Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2009-06-17 23:14

General Motors was once not only the world’s greatest and most prosperous automobile company but the world’s greatest and most prosperous manufacturing company, indeed, the world’s greatest and most prosperous company of any kind.

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Whatever ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2009-06-21 01:59
'I suppose you agree with — by PhilipD on Sat, 2009-06-20 13:27
Philip — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2009-06-20 11:14

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Letter to Krugman

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Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2009-05-07 22:03

Dear Prof. Krugman:

In your NY Times column of today you write, “But if everyone takes a pay cut, nobody gains a competitive advantage. So there’s no benefit to the economy from lower wages. Meanwhile, the fall in wages can worsen the economy’s problems on other fronts.”

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I agree - he's a fuckwit — by gregster on Thu, 2009-06-18 00:12
What I find funny about — by kaiwai on Sat, 2009-05-23 17:21
On Krugman — by F L Light on Mon, 2009-05-18 03:45

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Injustice as Routine; Fallout from Declaring CO2 a Pollutant; "Green" Jobs; Threat to My Blog

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Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2009-05-04 10:42

Injustice as Routine

I want to take note here of two outrageous injustices that have occurred within the last few days.

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I got the same — by atlascott on Mon, 2009-05-11 14:39
In fact, now that I think — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2009-05-07 22:56
How can you possibly improve — by Duncan Bayne on Thu, 2009-05-07 22:52

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Standing Keynesianism on Its Head

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Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2009-04-19 12:40

Standing Keynesianism on Its Head: as Employment Increases in Response to a Fall in Wage Rates, the Rate of Profit Rises, Not Falls

This is the third in a series of articles that seeks to provide the intelligent layman with sufficient knowledge of sound economic theory to enable him to understand what must be done to overcome the present financial crisis and return to the path of economic progress and prosperity.

Recent Comments:
I read this just after — by Aaron on Sun, 2009-04-19 15:32

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The Fundamental Obstacles to Economic Recovery: Marxism and Keynesianism

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Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2009-03-30 03:58

In a previous article, I explained how falling prices, far from being deflation, are actually the antidote to deflation. They are the antidote, I explained, because they enable the reduced amount of spending that deflation entails to buy as much as did the previously larger amount of spending that took place in the economic system prior to the deflation.


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“Change” Under Obama: From Dumb to Dumber and From Bad to Worse

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Submitted by George Reisman on Tue, 2009-03-10 05:03

A recent article in The New York Times quotes President Obama as saying, “I don’t buy the argument that providing workers with collective-bargaining rights somehow weakens the economy or worsens the business environment. If you’ve got workers who have decent pay and benefits, they’re also customers for business.” (March 2, 2009, p. B3.)

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Obummer wouldn't have done worse had he — by HWH on Mon, 2009-03-23 07:59
Obama kissing Iran's ass now! — by Marcus on Fri, 2009-03-20 08:49
He is not as well-spoken as he seems — by F L Light on Fri, 2009-03-20 04:02

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ECONOMIC RECOVERY REQUIRES CAPITAL ACCUMULATION NOT GOVERNMENT “STIMULUS PACKAGES”

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Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2009-02-23 03:47

This two-part article is the second in a series of articles that seeks to provide the intelligent layman with sufficient knowledge of sound economic theory to enable him to understand what must be done to overcome the present financial crisis and return to the path of economic progress and prosperity.


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New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd Wants Soviet-Style Show Trials with Capitalist Defendants in Shackles

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Submitted by George Reisman on Sun, 2009-02-08 20:41

Saturday, February 07, 2009

New York Times Columnist Maureen Dowd Wants Soviet-Style Show Trials with Capitalist Defendants in Shackles
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has written a column (January 28, 2009) full of withering hatred and contempt for many of today’s most prominent businessmen, first and foremost the heads of the Wall Street Banks.

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No dichotomy here surely — by gregster on Tue, 2009-02-10 04:57
Great article George — by Sandi on Tue, 2009-02-10 01:15
No, I read it properly. — by atlascott on Mon, 2009-02-09 12:17

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FALLING PRICES ARE NOT DEFLATION BUT THE ANTIDOTE TO DEFLATION

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Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2009-01-12 01:44

FALLING PRICES ARE NOT DEFLATION BUT THE ANTIDOTE TO DEFLATION

This is the first in a series of articles that seeks to provide the intelligent layman with sufficient knowledge of sound economic theory to enable him to understand what must be done to overcome the present financial crisis and return to the path of economic progress and prosperity.

Recent Comments:
Excellent George — by gregster on Tue, 2009-01-13 10:07
Ah the true nature of the beast! — by Stuart Harris on Mon, 2009-01-12 22:57
Brilliant — by atlascott on Mon, 2009-01-12 02:03

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Larry Summers: Heavyweight Centrist or Lightweight Leftist?

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Submitted by George Reisman on Tue, 2008-12-02 04:15

Larry Summers: Heavyweight Centrist or Lightweight Leftist?

A recent New York Times article provides two significant pieces of information about Larry Summers, the man designated by President-Elect Obama to be head of the National Economic Council and, as such, according to The Times, “his lead economic adviser inside the White House.” (David Leonhardt, “The Return of Larry Summers,” November 26, 2008, p. B1.)

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babababilly beck — by Jeremy on Sat, 2009-01-10 07:14
Figure It Out — by Billy Beck on Thu, 2008-12-11 16:34
Again I say — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2008-12-06 00:05

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The Myth that Laissez-Faire Is Responsible for Our Financial Crisis

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Submitted by George Reisman on Wed, 2008-10-22 21:33

The Myth that Laissez-Faire Is Responsible for Our Financial Crisis
The news media are in the process of creating a great new historical myth. This is the myth that our present financial crisis is the result of economic freedom and laissez-faire capitalism.

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Lew Rockwell himself also — by Aaron on Wed, 2008-12-03 15:28
George is appalled at the — by Mark Hubbard on Wed, 2008-12-03 01:34
Great Defence of Capitalism in Capitalism magazine — by HWH on Wed, 2008-12-03 01:11

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Barack Obama and Sarah Palin on Taxing Oil Companies and Giving the Money to Others

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Submitted by George Reisman on Mon, 2008-09-01 02:09

Barack Obama and Sarah Palin on Taxing Oil Companies and Giving the Money to Others

From the website of Barack Obama:

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hmmm — by kaiwai on Thu, 2008-09-11 10:58
"Should corporations be punished for bribing officials" — by Robert on Tue, 2008-09-02 18:05
"Who owns the oil in Alaska?" — by Big Ben on Tue, 2008-09-02 11:11

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In the U.S. Senate the Guilty Interrogate the Innocent

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Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2008-05-29 00:35

On March 15, 2006, I posted the following article on this blog. Not a single word needs to be changed today, more than two years later, because it describes the identical travesty of ignorant and dishonest United States Senators heaping blame on others for the consequences of their own reckless and destructive policies.


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Our Financial House of Cards and How to Start Replacing It With Solid Gold

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Submitted by George Reisman on Tue, 2008-03-25 00:05

A credit crisis has been spreading through the economic system.

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George/others here: A few — by mckeever on Mon, 2008-04-14 15:06
A nugget of truth... — by Marcus on Wed, 2008-04-02 09:36
Reisman nails it, again! — by 0 on Sun, 2008-03-30 05:59

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