Rainer Zitelmann is the author of 19 books (his most recent being The Wealth Elite). He was previously a senior editor at Dei Welt newspaper.
Zitelmann's book is a must-read for both opponents and proponents of capitalism. With such a wealth of well-researched facts and figures, this book presents a real challenge to anti-capitalists. Supporters of capitalism will certainly appreciate the strength of Zitelmann's arguments, which have never been summarized and presented in this way before. Above all, his original reflections in Chapter 10, 'Why Intellectuals Don't Like Capitalism', provide plenty of food for thought. --Huffington Post The writing is a treasure trove of concise arguments and a pleasure to read for anyone with an interest in politics, especially as it is brilliant in its language... The heart of the book is chapter 10, which deals with the question of why so many intellectuals do not like capitalism -- despite its obvious successes. --Neue Z rcher Zeitung With his latest book, Rainer Zitelmann makes an important contribution to disentangling the concept of capitalism and restoring its reputation. Impressively and cogently, he demonstrates that the root of many justifiable grievances is not free-market economics, but state intervention, no matter how well intended. --European