Property Rights, Markets and Economic Theory: Keynes versus Neoclassicism - again
AbstractThis essay has two main objectives. Initially, I specify the relationship between neoclassical theory and the property rights regime on which that theory rests. In this portion of the argument I show that the property rights consistent with neoclassical theory are inconsistent with those of a monetary (or capitalist) economy-the economy the theory purports to explain. Further, I specify several contradictions in the theory itself when it attempts to examine rational resource allocation, money and the labor market. Secondly, I show that Keynes's General Theory rests on a fundamentally different foundation than that of neoclassicism. His views on money, the labor market, equilibrium, etc. are in radical opposition to those of orthodoxy. In addition, his theory does not share the same position on property rights. Because of these considerations, Keynes cannot be understood by those economists holding the neoclassical perspective.
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Volume (Year): 11 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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