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  • Environmentalism's Malaria Holocaust
    Reisman s Capitalism click on a title and the book comes up at Amazon com An Important Message concerning ordering Links to Other Websites Environmentalism s Malaria Holocaust By George Reisman January 11 1997 T he New York Times of January 8 carried a front page story headlined Malaria Makes a Comeback And is More Deadly Than Ever The story went on to explain that last year malaria killed between 1 and 3 million people in the world mainly in the so called third world countries It described the terrible suffering of parents who have lost small children to the disease and who live in chronic fear that their surviving children will also be killed by the disease Children are among the worst victims of malaria over the last decade the story reports about ten times as many of them have been killed as in all the wars in that period taken together Near the beginning of the continuation page the story contains this extremely significant paragraph whose importance is thereafter totally ignored In the 1950 s experts were optimistic that malaria could be wiped out and for a time DDT and other insecticides led to a sharp reduction of mosquitoes and of the disease But the use of DDT and similar chemicals was sharply curtailed because of their dreadful environmental effects and partly as a result malaria began a long upswing around the world in the 1960 s and 70 s What possible dreadful effects could DDT have that outweigh the needless deaths and untold suffering and grief of millions upon millions of people over the years The thinning of birds eggshells The environmentalists have never proved even such trivial claims They succeeded in stopping the use of DDT on the basis of rigged experiments and irrational fears See

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  • Electronic Guide to Reisman's Program
    complete text in pdf Literature and Lectures by Edith Packer George Reisman and Others Online Guide to Reisman s Program viewing only Capitalism Short Answer Q A Supplement viewing only Introduction to Reisman s Theory of Profit Interest A slide show with oral commentary accompanying each slide Noble Vision a novel by Genevieve LaGreca Now available in paperback Ludwig von Mises s Human Action in pdf courtesy of Bettina Bien Greaves and Laissez Faire Books The full on line text of other major works by von Mises and other defenders of capitalism I nteractive bibliography from Reisman s Capitalism click on a title and the book comes up at Amazon com An Important Message concerning ordering Links to Other Websites ELECTRONIC GUIDE TO GEORGE REISMAN S PROGRAM OF SELF EDUCATION IN THE ECONOMIC THEORY AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF CAPITALISM Price 15 This version of the Guide is identical in content and format with the original hardcopy version except that its hyperlinked table of contents allows you to jump instantly from the contents to any section listed in it In order to be opened and read the electronic version requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader which can be downloaded without charge from

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  • Eugen von Boehm-Bawerk on Cost of Production and Prices
    owner would naturally shift the loss to the least sensitive area He would not curtail production in category B where he would be sacrificing a marginal utility of 120 and certainly not in category C where the sacrifice would go as high as 200 He would quite simply produce one specimen fewer of category A where the reduction in well being is only 100 Let us express it in general terms The value of a unit of means of production is governed by the marginal utility and the value of that product which has the least marginal utility among all those products for the making of which the unit means of production could have justifiably been used All the relations which we had declared to be plainly in force with regard to the value of means of production and their products under the simplifying assumption of only a single possible disposition are therefore generally valid as between the value of means of production and value of its least valuable product And what is the situation with respect to the other categories of products B and C That question brings us to the origin of the law of costs If under all circumstances the marginal utility attainable by a good within its own category were determinative then the categories B and C would have to receive a value divergent not only from that of category A but also from the value of its costs G 2 B would then have a value of 120 C a value of 200 But here we are confronted with one of the cases where through substitution a possible loss in one category is transferred to another and as a result the marginal utility of the latter becomes determinative for the other as well Thus if a specimen of category C is lost it is not necessary to forgo the marginal utility of 200 which the specimen would have delivered directly Instead it is possible to convert one unit of the means of production G 2 into a new specimen C and in its place rather produce one specimen fewer in that category in which the marginal utility and hence the loss in utility is least And indeed that possibility becomes a reality The category in question in our example is the category A Because of the opportunity which production offers for substitution a specimen C is therefore not valued in accordance with its own marginal utility of 200 but in accordance with the marginal utility of the least valuable related product the product A its value is therefore 100 The same applies naturally to the value of category B and would apply generally to every category of good which is productionally related to A and of which the direct marginal utility is also greater than that of category A This leads to some important consequences The first is that in this way the value of goods having a higher individual marginal utility occupies the same rank as the value of the marginal product 3 and hence also the same rank as the means of production from which both emanate The identity which exists in principle between value and costs therefore obtains in this instance as well But it is to be carefully noted that here the coinciding is brought about in quite a different way from that which was followed in the case of costs and marginal product In the latter instance the two coincide because the value of the means of production accommodates itself to the value of the product The value of the product is the determinant factor the means of production is the factor that is determined In our present case it is the other way around and it is the value of the product that must do the accommodating Ultimately it accommodates only to the value of another product But initially it accommodates also to the value of the means of production from which it emanates and which brings about its substitutional connection with the marginal product The transmission of value proceeds so to speak along a broken line First it goes from the marginal product to the means of production fixes the value of the latter and then ascends in the opposite direction from the means of production to the other products which it is possible to produce from them In the end product then the products of higher immediate marginal utility derive their value from their means of production Let us translate the abstract formula into terms of concrete practice Good B or good C is in general a product of higher immediate marginal utility If now we consider what good B or C is worth to us our first response is Just exactly as much as the means of production are worth to us from which we can at any moment replace the product If we then inquire further and ask how much the means of production themselves are worth we arrive at the marginal utility of the marginal product A But on innumerable occasions we can spare ourselves this further inquiry Time and again we already know the value of the goods that comprise the cost without any necessity for working it out from its foundation and proceeding onward from case to case And on all these occasions we simply determine the value of products by their costs and in doing so we are taking advantage of an abbreviation which is as accurate as it is convenient And now the whole truth about the celebrated law of costs is revealed It is indeed quite correct to say that costs govern value Only it is imperative to remain aware of the limits within which this law is valid and of the source from which it derives its virtues In the first place it is only a particular law It is valid only so long as the possibility is present of furnishing through production substitute specimens in any quantity

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  • Clearance_Bibliography
    site and for all other purchases at Amazon com on the same visit to its site Thus for example if you click on the link to Amazon com that appears next to our description of von Mises s Human Action we will receive a commission not only on your purchase of Human Action but also on your purchase of anything else you buy on the same visit to Amazon s web site such as perhaps an Agatha Christie detective story Since we will no longer have to carry a physical inventory of the items we list from outside publishers we are in a position to greatly expand our offerings if Amazon carries the item which it usually does Our first major step along this new path is to have breathed electronic life as it were into George Reisman s bibliography that appears at the end of his book Capitalism We ve converted the bibliography into an Adobe Acrobat pdf file in which almost every entry now represents a live link to Amazon com s offering of that item Thus for example when you come to the entry for Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations all you have to do is click on it and you will be transported to the precise location on Amazon s site where The Wealth of Nations is offered for sale In this way we are now able to offer almost every book listed in Reisman s bibliography The few cases in which this has not been possible are indicated by the entry s being preceded by an asterisk To take advantage of this arrangement it is necessary for you to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader This is a very useful program to have in any case and it can be downloaded without charge from

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  • This Feature Is Under Constructi
    CAPITALISM A Treatise on Economics by George Reisman The Clearest and Most Comprehensive Contemporary Defense of the Capitalist Economic System Available Click on image or description above to bring up the complete text in pdf Literature and Lectures by Edith Packer George Reisman and Others Online Guide to Reisman s Program viewing only Capitalism Short Answer Q A Supplement viewing only Introduction to Reisman s Theory of Profit Interest A

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  • Of Special Interest to Objectivists
    same excellent material you have probably heard on tape but in the form of a polished literary rendition so that you can now read and study it in the way it deserves The lectures are the only available source of the Objectivist view on all of the essential doctrines of all of the major philosophers in history They are being made available serially one at a time in booklet form over a period of several years The first five lectures of Founders of Western Philosophy Thales to Hume are already available You can order them directly from TJS at the specially discounted price of 10 95 each e g 54 75 for the five instead of at the regular price of 14 95 each Here are the contents of the first five lectures which you can order now Lecture 1 The First Problem Are There Any Absolutes T his booklet contains 48 pages of text plus a list of books on the history of philosophy recommended by Dr Peikoff and a list of study questions prepared by the editor Its contents include Why Study the History of Philosophy Definition of Philosophy Time Line of the History of Philosophy Philosophy s Birthplace The First Questions Thales The Philosophy of Flux The Philosophy of the Motionless Universe The Mind Body Opposition Enters Western Philosophy Special TJS Price 10 95 Regular Price 14 95 Read an excerpt Lecture 2 The First Answers and Their Climax The Metaphysics of Two Worlds This booklet also contains 48 pages of text plus a list of study questions prepared by the editor Its contents include Three Overall Approaches to Philosophy The Birth of Determinism the Materialism of Democritus The Birth of It Seems to Me the Skepticism of the Sophists Might Makes Right Socrates Discovery of Universals Plato s Metaphysics the Sensible World and the World of Ideal Forms Special TJS Price 10 95 Regular Price 14 95 Read an excerpt Lecture 3 The Metaphysics of Two Worlds Its Results in This World 56 pp Contents include The Apex of Plato s Reality Plato s Epistemology Knowledge as a Mixture of Logical Deduction Reminiscence and Mystical Insight The Myth of the Cave Socrates Ethical Teachings Plato s Psychology and Ethics Man as Torn Between Reason and Emotion Philosopher Kings and the Political Ideal of Communism Special TJS Price 10 95 Regular Price 14 95 Read an excerpt Lecture 4 A Revolution The Birth of Reason Part I 55 pp Contents include Aristotle Epistemology sensory evidence as the base of knowledge the laws of logic induction and syllogism the nature of truth the rules of definition the common fallacies Metaphysics and psychology the relation of universals and particulars potentiality and actuality the four causes of change Special TJS Price 10 95 Regular Price 14 95 Read an excerpt Lecture 5 A Revolution The Birth of Reason Part II 66 pp Contents include Aristotle s metaphysics and psychology continued the Unmoved Mover the nature and functions of the soul

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