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The Complex Economic Organization of Capitalist Economies


  • Nelson Richard R.

    (Columbia University)


The ideology of how economic activity is organized in capitalist economies is sharp and simple markets. However, in reality, economic activities in capitalist economies are organized in a variety of different ways, market organization prominent among them but not totally dominating. The basic argument of this paper is that capitalist economies should be understood as mixed economies.

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  • Nelson Richard R., 2011. "The Complex Economic Organization of Capitalist Economies," Capitalism and Society, De Gruyter, vol. 6(1), pages 1-26, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:capsoc:v:6:y:2011:i:1:n:2

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    1. Boyer, Robert, 1979. "Wage Formation in Historical Perspective: The French Experience," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 3(2), pages 99-118, June.
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    1. Vera Zamagni, 2016. "Perché il neoliberismo non è sostenibile," QUADERNI DI ECONOMIA DEL LAVORO, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 2016(106), pages 13-29.

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