Pillai, Rajasekharan (2010): Labour as an Agent of Production: A Classical Economy Perspective.
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Seminal works on labour and its contribution to the economy were attempted by classical economists. The classical political economy considered labour as the sole source of value, and only it can create an addition. The predominance of ascribed it as basis of all social life. This paper reviews the works of two classical political economy writers: Marx and Smith.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Labour as an Agent of Production: A Classical Economy Perspective|
|English Title:||Labour as an Agent of Production: A Classical Economy Perspective|
|Keywords:||Labour, labour power, abstract labour, concrete labour, Karl Max, Adam Smith, classical economy, division of labour|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J00 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J01 - Labor Economics: General
|Depositing User:||Rajasekharan Pillai|
|Date Deposited:||20. Dec 2010 02:10|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 03:18|
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