I have been happy to see that Amazon's Kindle format has given George Reisman a forum for publishing several of his outstanding essays. He is just as at home with political philosophy as he is with economics, and he is not shy about combining the two to create devastatingly cogent arguments against the enemies of freedom.
My personal favorite from this collection is "Education and the Racist Road to Barbarism" which is a devastating critique of multiculturalism, its inherent racism, and its barbarous effects on education and society. Another favorite is "How the One Percent Provides the Standard of Living of the 99 Percent", which is an excellent demonstration of how capitalists and their accumulated capital benefit everyone. I have sent this essay to several people with anti-capitalist viewpoints and I believe it provided a successful starting point for turning a few of them from the dark side.
For a long time I have wanted to write a review of Reisman's magnum opus Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics here on Amazon, but I do not believe I am up to the task of writing one that gives it justice. All that I will say is that I think the book is extremely important, and it has my highest recommendation. For those who are curious about it and first want a sample of George Reisman's writings this e-book is a perfect place to start.
I most enjoyed the title essay on the Benevolent Nature of Capitalism. It alone is worth the price of the book. Reisman makes clear throughout the book how true capitalism is benevolent and creates value for all.
Reisman is clear that true capitalism is Laissez-Faire as advocated by Von Mises and Rand. It is not to be confused with Crony Capitalism. He does a very good job of presenting examples where the government (via interventionism) has made matters worse rather than better.
2 of the longer essays address the "toxicity of environmentalism" and how "capitalism is the cure for racism". These are very thought-provoking essays.
If ever a concept endured a bad rap, Capitalism is it! Dr Reisman has the most comprehensive and faultless understanding of the workings of Capitalism of anyone living today and his forthright ability to translate theory into modern examples of consequences is second to none. More important even than this is his ability to demonstrate the future consequences of historical facts, present trends and ideas incompatible with human life on earth. It is not an exaggeration to say that everyone would be well advised to get intimately acquainted with Dr Reisman's works. The future well being of each of us depends upon understanding reality and putting an end to destructive collectivist ideals.
George Reisman has both the knowledge and courage to tell it like it is about the nature of capitalism, unlike so many in the academy who seem blinded by their wishes for a ready made perfect world. As the saying has it, the perfect is the enemy of the good. Professor Reisman is well aware of this truth.