Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont (2011): When Ricardo saw profit, he called it rent: on the vice of parochial realism.
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According to Ricardo the principal problem in Political Economy is to determine the laws which regulate the distribution of profits, rents, and wages. Ricardo determined the respective shares in real terms and to this end invented an engine of analysis that became paradigmatic. The present paper applies a consistent real and monetary analysis, which is based on a set of objective structural axioms, and contrasts the results with Ricardo’s approach. The general result is that real analysis misses economic reality. The specific result is that rent is a misnomer for the distributed profit of the land owning firm.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||When Ricardo saw profit, he called it rent: on the vice of parochial realism|
|Keywords:||New framework of concepts; Structure-centric; Axiom set; Real analysis; Monetary analysis; Pricing of land services; Profit ratio equalization|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925 > B12 - Classical (includes Adam Smith)
E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E2 - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment > E25 - Aggregate Factor Income Distribution
|Depositing User:||Egmont Kakarot-Handtke|
|Date Deposited:||25. Sep 2011 19:12|
|Last Modified:||24. Feb 2013 06:02|
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