George Reisman (Twitter: @GGreisman), author of Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics [PDF], for years has sold a 10-CD lecture set, “Reisman’s Program of Self-Education in the Economic Theory and Political Philosophy of Capitalism.” These lectures included 90 hours of lectures on 10 CDs, in mp3 format, the equivalent of more than 108 academic hours and 7 units of academic credit.
Dr. Reisman has authorized this free, online version of this material (the final Version 2.5), presented at the links below, with audio and PDF downloads and links to Youtube versions (Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/GeorgeReismansCapitalismProgram).
I have organized the material by separate pages, linked below, one for each of the CDs and containing all of the PDF and audio files. I have also uploaded all of the audio files to Youtube under the channel above, and organized them into Youtube playlists, one for each lecture series in the program. (Note: I am hosting this on my site, for now, with Professor Reisman’s permission, for practical reasons, due to difficulties editing his site capitalism.net.) The mp3 files for each lecture may be downloaded individually on the pages linked below.
The entire set of mp3 audio files for Disks 2–10 may be downloaded here (ZIP file, 5GB).
The content of each CD is described in detail under Reisman’s Lectures. The nature of the program is described in detail in Reisman’s Introduction.
George Reisman, Ph.D.:
- Pepperdine University Professor Emeritus of Economics
- Author: Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
- Publications on Amazon.com
- Website: www.capitalism.net
- Blog: http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com
- George Reisman, The Capitalist Professor YouTube Channel
Other works by Reisman:
Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics [PDF; Amazon]. Also: Reisman, MARXISM/SOCIALISM, A SOCIOPATHIC PHILOSOPHY CONCEIVED IN GROSS ERROR AND IGNORANCE, CULMINATING IN ECONOMIC CHAOS, ENSLAVEMENT, TERROR, AND MASS MURDER: A CONTRIBUTION TO ITS DEATH; The Government Against the Economy; and Reisman’s Amazon page.
Description adapted from the Program page:
The content of each CD is described in detail under Reisman’s Lectures. The nature of the program is described in detail in its Introduction.
The Capitalism text is also accompanied by over 1500 essay-type study/review questions prepared by Dr. Reisman and now, in Version 2.0 of the program, also by over 2500 short-answer questions, as well as by the syllabi and syllabus supplements he uses in teaching from Capitalism in his university classes, and by a specially prepared program syllabus that integrates his book and tapes with extensive readings in the works of Ludwig von Mises, Ayn Rand, the earlier Austrian and classical economists, and others. Version 2.0 includes for the first time Dr. Reisman’s 1983 Jefferson School series “Essentials of Capitalism” and nine new individual lectures, most of which were delivered in 2001-2003 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s Mises Summer University. The new version also offers for the first time the original 1976 series “Inflation and Price Controls,” from which the two series “Inflation and the Quantity Theory of Money” and “The Government Against the Economy” were drawn, and remedies the rearrangement of lecture material and resulting loss of integration that the division of the series entailed.
Were you to attend one of today’s private colleges or universities, you would probably have to pay approximately $1000 per credit. What you would be taught, even at the philosophically best schools, would almost certainly be largely a set of collectivist fallacies, based on a text such as that of Samuelson, or some academic clone of Samuelson. Here, for a fraction of the cost, you can obtain the clearest, most logically consistent, and intellectually powerful exposition of sound economic theory and defense of capitalism and economic freedom that is available anywhere in the world at the present time. The price—extremely modest in view of what is offered—is $344 for the most complete program option, i.e., the option that includes both the hardcopy and the CD of Capitalism. (Sold separately, the components of the new, 2.0 version of the program have a total price of $609.55.)
If you have or plan to have any kind of intellectual career, not only as a professional economist, but as a writer or journalist, as a teacher of philosophy, history, literature, psychology, mathematics, or any of the natural sciences, at whatever level; if you are interested in politics, whether as a potential candidate for office or simply as a voter who wants a serious understanding of the issues; if you are a businessman who wants to know how to defend himself and his company from scurrilous attacks; if you are anyone who wants to know what he is talking about when it comes to matters of politics and economics, this program is a necessity for you.
Program Content: Lectures, Videos, and Documents
- Disk 01: Program Guide, Lecture Supplements, Short-Answer Q&A on Capitalism
- Disk 02: Lectures and Speeches on Economics and Politics 1967-2007: Part 1
- Disk 03: Lectures and Speeches on Economics and Politics 1967-2007: Part 2
- Disk 04: Inflation and Price Controls – 1976: Part 1
- Disk 05: Inflation and Price Controls – 1976 : Part 2
- Disk 06: Essentials of Capitalism – 1983
- Disk 07: Introduction to ProCapitalist “Macroeconomics” – 1985
- Disk 08: A Theory of Productive Activity, Profit, and Saving – 1987
- Disk 09: Capital, the Productive Process, and the Rate of Profit – 1989
- Disk 10: Wealth, Natural Resources, and the Environment and The Political Concept of Monopoly – 1991