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Ernest Mandel’s contribution to Economic Dynamics

12 Sep , 2017  

Ernest Mandel’s contribution to  Marxist economic theory, made in the late sixties and early seventies, was in its time without equal. He rescued from oblivion the most central concept available to us today in explaining the dynamics of uneven development and crisis  – Marx’s concept of surplus profit. By analysing ...

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WHAT MAKES THE US PROFIT RATE FALL ?

28 Jun , 2017  

Since world war II there have been two quite distinct phases of world growth. In about 1965, a long slowdown set in which has still not ended. Robert Brenner (2002, 2003) has re-ignited the debate about its causes, claiming that nothing in either present or past economic theory explains it. ...

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THE PROFIT RATE IN THE PRESENCE OF FINANCIAL MARKETS: A NECESSARY CORRECTION

6 Apr , 2016  

… Most commentators agree on one point: that financial firms do not produce value but appropriate it from value produced elsewhere. They are in some sense not ‘normal capitalists’. This is true, but they do not function without capital. The unaddressed  question is: what does this consist of? The answer ...

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