George Reisman

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George Reisman (born 1937-01-13) is an American economist and political author.



  • The green movement, in other words, is the red movement stripped of the veneer of reason and science and bent on the destruction of reason and science rather than take the trouble to learn what reason and science actually are. The green movement is the red movement no longer in its boisterous, arrogant youth, but in its demented old age.
    • Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (1996)
  • Like the use of the word 'concupiscence' in an earlier age to describe sexual desire, the use of the word 'pollution' to describe essential aspects of the productive activities of an industrial society represents an attempt to defame an entirely proper human capacity by means of using an evil sounding name for it.
    • Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (1996)

Economic competition

  • Whoever claims that economic competition represents "survival of the fittest" in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics.
    • Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (1996)
  • The truth is that economic competition is the very opposite of competition in the animal kingdom. It is not a competition in the grabbing off of scarce nature-given supplies, as it is in the animal kingdom. Rather, it is a competition in the positive creation of new and additional wealth.
    • Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (1996)

Forced labor in Soviet Union

  • The slaves of socialism are slaves, but they are no one's property and therefore no one's loss.
    • Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (1996)


  • Under communism (socialism), there is no incentive to supply people with anything they need or want, including safety.
    • Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics (1996)
  • Roy Cohn and Joe McCarthy will be redeemed when the people have taken back their government from the criminal alliance of Communists, Socialists, New Dealers and the Eisenhower-Dewey Republicans.

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