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Protoeconomy or Economy

  • Kamen Mirkovich
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    Pursuant to the reproduction theory and the set theory the concept was elaborated, that throughout the historical evolution of mankind five basic forms of society (called by the author - forms of the sustaining sphere) have emerged consecutively: consumptionarity, protoeconomy, economy, market economy and financial market economy. They are integrated in each other in such a way, that each subsequent historical form creates and complements a new phase of reproduction, including the previously emerged ones. Thus the historical evolution is projected in the logic of each current form of society. Consequently a new periodization of the material life in human evolution was proposed, set up of five stages: non-protoeconomic consumptionarity, non-economic protoeconomy, non-market economy, non-financial market economy and financial market economy. Protoeconomy and economy are not identical notions, as protoeconomy is a wider concept than economy, which is just a special case thereof.

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    Article provided by Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Economic Research Institute in its journal Economic Thought.

    Volume (Year): (2010)
    Issue (Month): 7 ()
    Pages: 3-23

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    Handle: RePEc:bas:econth:y:2010:i:7:p:3-23
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