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The pure logic of value, profit, interest

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Standard economic models are based on axioms that epitomize the fundamental behavioral assumptions. This approach is not conductive to convincing results. The suggested change of perspective is guided by the question: what is the minimum set of propositions for the consistent reconstruction of the evolving money economy? We start with three structural axioms and determine their real world implications. The claim of generality entails that it should be possible to demonstrate that well-understood parts of theoretical economics fit consistently into the structural axiomatic framework. We focus here on the classical theory of value as expounded by J. S. Mill.

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  • Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "The pure logic of value, profit, interest," MPRA Paper 30853, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2012. "General formal foundations of the virtuous deficit–profit symmetry and the vicious debt deflation," MPRA Paper 42912, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Trade, productivity, income, and profit: the comparative advantage of structural axiomatic analysis," MPRA Paper 43872, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 18 Jan 2012.
    3. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Qualitative and temporal aggregation," MPRA Paper 33345, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Squaring the investment cycle," MPRA Paper 32895, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    5. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "The wine maker’s business and the logical origin of interest," MPRA Paper 33916, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Properties of an economy without human beings," MPRA Paper 31497, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Reconstructing the Quantity Theory (I)," MPRA Paper 32421, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Keynes’s missing axioms," MPRA Paper 32742, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 11 Aug 2011.
    9. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Geometrical exposition of structural axiomatic economics (II): qualitative and temporal aggregation," MPRA Paper 43725, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    10. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Primary and secondary markets," MPRA Paper 32996, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    11. Egmont Kakarot-Handtke, 2013. "The Emergence of Profit and Interest in the Monetary Circuit," World Economic Review, World Economics Association, vol. 2013(2), pages 106-106, February.
    12. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Uniform profit ratios," MPRA Paper 32639, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    13. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2012. "Income distribution, profit, and real shares," MPRA Paper 43291, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    14. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Schumpeter and the essence of profit," MPRA Paper 31176, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    15. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Increasing returns and stability," MPRA Paper 33133, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    16. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Exploitation and its unintended outcomes. An axiomatic obituary for Marx’s surplus value," MPRA Paper 31792, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    17. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Unemployment out of nowhere – a structural axiomatic analysis of objective determinants," MPRA Paper 32248, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    18. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2012. "Make a bubble, take a free lunch, break a bank," MPRA Paper 42996, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    19. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2013. "Understanding Profit and the Markets: The Canonical Model," MPRA Paper 48691, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    20. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2013. "Walras’s law of markets as special case of the general Triangle Theorem: a laconic proof," MPRA Paper 44547, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    21. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2012. "Taxes, profits, and employment: a structural axiomatic analysis," MPRA Paper 43581, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    22. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Unemployment out of nowhere," MPRA Paper 32257, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 15 Jul 2011.
    23. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "Beginning, crises, and end of the money economy in three consistent steps," MPRA Paper 31175, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    24. Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, 2011. "The wondrous effortlessness of unifying circuit-, money-, price- and distribution theory," MPRA Paper 31279, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    New framework of concepts; Structure-centric; Axiom set; Labour theory of value; Structural value theorem; Profit; Distributed profit; Rate of interest; Reproducibility;

    JEL classification:

    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • B12 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Classical (includes Adam Smith)
    • D00 - Microeconomics - - General - - - General
    • B41 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - Economic Methodology

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