Veneziani, Roberto and Yoshihara, Naoki (2011): Exploitation of Labour and Exploitation of Commodities: a “New Interpretation”.
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In the standard Okishio-Morishima approach, the existence of profits is proved to be equivalent to the exploitation of labour. Yet, it can also be proved that the existence of profits is equivalent to the ‘exploitation’ of any good. Labour and commodity exploitation are just different numerical representations of the productiveness of the economy. This paper presents an alternative approach to exploitation theory which is related to the New Interpretation (Duménil 1980; Foley 1982). In this approach, labour exploitation captures unequal social relations among producers. The equivalence between the existence of profits and labour exploitation holds, whereas it is proved that there is no relation between profits and commodity ‘exploitation’.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Exploitation of Labour and Exploitation of Commodities: a “New Interpretation”|
|Keywords:||Exploitation, Profits, Generalised Commodity Exploitation Theorem, New Interpretation|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B5 - Current Heterodox Approaches > B51 - Socialist; Marxian; Sraffian
D - Microeconomics > D4 - Market Structure and Pricing > D46 - Value Theory
|Depositing User:||Roberto Veneziani|
|Date Deposited:||11. Nov 2011 15:51|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2013 14:01|
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