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The falling rate of profit in the postwar United States economy

Author: Fred Moseley
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an empirical test of Marx's theory of the "falling rate of profit" by deriving estimates of the Marxian rate of profit and its determinants for the post-World War II US economy in order to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moseley, Fred.
Falling rate of profit in the postwar United States economy.
Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1991
(OCoLC)654624946
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Moseley
ISBN: 0333551095 9780333551097
OCLC Number: 59866155
Description: xvi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Marx's theory of the falling rate of profit: increase in the composition of capital? - definition of the composition of capital; theory of the tendency to increase; composition of capital increase faster than the rate of surplus-value? - Marx's argument; formal model with a constant real wage; formal model with an increasing real wage; Okishio's theorem - the theorem, criticisms, evaluation. Part 2 Conceptual issues in the estimation of the Marxian variables: money or labour units; non-capitalist production; non-production capital (productive labour/unproductive labour); residential housing; taxes on wages; recent criticisms of Marx's concepts of productive labour and unproductive labour. Part 3 Estimates of the Marxian variables for the postwar US economy: rate of surplus-value - composition of capital; technical composition of capital; value composition of capital; organic composition of capital; distribution of capital across industries; turnover time of capital; multiple shifts; rate of profit; comparison with Weisskopf's estimates; comparison with Wolff's estimates; estimates of the Marxian variables, 1977-87. Part 4 The decline of the conventional rate of profit: "profit squeeze" explanations; Weisskopf - "rising strength of labour"; Wolff - "slower productivity growth"; summary; Marxian explanation - Marxian theory of the conventional rate of profit; estimates of the Marxian determinants; share of profit; empirical test. Part 5 The causes of the increase of unproductive labour: detailed estimates of unproductive labour; commercial labour; financial labour; finance; insurance and real estate; supervision labour - causes of increases; effects of increase; conclusions. Part 6 Conclusion: main conclusions; further research; future trends; limits of government policies. Appendices: detailed estimates; sources and methods; assessment of bias.
Responsibility: Fred Moseley.

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