Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
by George Reisman
Publisher: Jameson Books 1996
Number of pages: 1100
Author rejects the Keynesian doctrine that government must adopt a policy of budget deficits to cope with unemployment, contending, to the contrary, that federal intervention in the economic system is a root cause of inflation, credit expansion, depression and mass unemployment. Reisman staunchly defends capitalists as risk-takers who raise the average worker's real wages and living standards, increasing productivity and improving the quantity and quality of goods.
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by Jeffrey A. Tucker - Ludwig von Mises Institute
The state makes a mess of everything it touches. Tucker proposes this path: see how the state has distorted daily life, rethink how things would work without the state, and fight against the intervention in every way that is permitted.
by Charles Siegel - Preservation Institute
The author made this book both readable and pro-active. His assessment of the counterproductivity of our economy and consumer society is timely in an era when we must decide how much is enough for ourselves - and for a sustainable planet.
by Lewis Corey - Covici, Friede
The depression which set in after 1929 was the worst economic disaster in American history. It was aggravated by the acute world crisis, a major catastrophe of capitalism. The revival, because of its speculative character, did not lead to recovery.
by Peter Behr - U.S. Department of State
The financial crash of 2008 brought a sudden halt to a quarter-century of U.S.-led global economic growth. The U.S. economy of the 21st century little resembles that of the 18th, but acceptance of change and embrace of competition remain unchanged.