Dr. Rainer Zitelmann

Dr. Rainer Zitelmann

Dr. Rainer Zitelmann

Dr. Rainer Zitelmann is a historian and sociologist. He is also a world-renowned author, successful businessman and real estate investor. He has written more than 20 books, with his most recent, The Power of Capitalism, released in 2019. 

Zitelmann studied history and political sciences, graduating with a doctorate “summa cum laude” in 1986. His dissertation was published in both German and English: Hitler. The Policies of Seduction. In 2016, Zitelmann was awarded his second doctorate, this time in sociology, with his thesis on the psychology of the super-rich.

Recent blog posts by this author

State Capitalism is a Lie: China is Thriving Because of the Private Sector

A working paper from the World Economic Forum released earlier this year stated: China’s private sector — which has been revving up since the global financial crisis — is now serving as the main driver of China’s economic growth. The...

Why Socialism Is the Failed Idea That Never Dies

Kristian Niemietz, Socialism: The Failed Idea That Never Dies. Institute for Economic Affairs, London 2019, 374 pages. What would you say to an amateur chef who baked a cake following a certain recipe only for everyone who ate a slice to fall ill...