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The Falling Rate of Profit

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In his book, The Falling Rate of Profit in the Postwar United States Economy, Fred Moseley, an economics professor at Mount Holyoke College, explains the capitalist economic crises in the United States as being due to an empirically verifiable decline in the rate of profit. Moseley is virtually alone among economists today in employing Karl Marx’s theory of the law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall while incorporating Marx’s distinction between productive and unproductive labor in his investigations. His purpose is to reveal the specific cause of the limits of capital accumulation. The practical ...
Khukuri: Marxism, Crisis, and the Falling Rate of Profit « Kasama
our sister site dedicated to more in-depth theoretical discussions. One important theoretical goal is to come to grips with the multifaceted crisis of the present — social, political, economic (and theoretical/intellectual too). We’ll be publishing analys e s as w e find them, or as they are submitted to the site, for purposes of discussion and debate. The following was originally published at Counterfire . by John Rees Every economic crisis has its own peculiarities. No individual crisis conforms exactly to our general theory. Specific work is necessary to comprehend the pattern of each crisis. The left’s analysis of the ... market research, surveys and trends
Alleged tendancy for the rate of profit to rise « Though Cowards ...
The results he publishes are not new, Marxian economists including myself were reporting 10 years ago that the rate of profit in the UK and USA had started to rise after falling for most of the previous 30 years. For instance see here or there . The interesting question is why this happened, Stumbling and Mumbling identify Thatchers anti-union laws and the opening up of China as factors. Marxian economist would not disagree with this, but the more interesting question is whether one can come up with a more general formulation of Marx’s theory of the rate of profit which deals with both the period 1945-1980 and the period ... market research, surveys and trends


V. Grey: "Break-Even" Point (December 1949)
supplemented and corrected the first. It was obviously from considerations of space that it had to be published in two separate issues. Arne Swabeck in Some Comments On Falling Rate of Profit has added to, and elaborated on a few points raised in the first part which the second part also discusses more or less in the same vein. However there is one important criticism, which, because it involves theory, must be reviewed and considered more deeply: “ If not directly, at least indirectly, there appears to be an implication that the tendency of the falling average rate of profit is synonymous with what the steel barons ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The Internet, Creative Destruction and The Falling Rate of Profit ...
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AmEx profit triples as spending rises
CHICAGO — American Express Co. tripled its second-quarter profit as more spending by its card members helped vault its business back to pre-recession levels. The New York-based credit card company on Thursday registered its third consecutive quarterly gain since snapping a streak of eight straight quarters of falling profits dating to the start of the recession in late 2007. The results, which exceeded Wall Street's expectations, were further confirmation that the more affluent consumers and businesses that comprise the Amex customer base are spending more freely as the economy slowly regains strength. American ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Recovery mixed on strong earnings, weak home sales
WASHINGTON — A flurry of strong earnings reports renewed Wall Street's optimism in the economic recovery, even as new data Thursday showed homes sales sinking and claims for unemployment benefits rising. Sales of previously occupied homes fell 5.1 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.37 million, the National Association of Realtors said. Meanwhile, new claims for unemployment insurance jumped by 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 464,000, the Labor Department said. Seasonal factors boosted new requests for benefits. Still, first-time claims remain elevated, pointing to a sluggish job market. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The law of the falling rate of profit and oligopoly: a comment on ...
The law of the falling rate of profit and the competitive battle: comment on. Shaikh. Cambridge Journal of Economics, March. Shaikh, A. 1978. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
EIA - Short-Term Energy Outlook
EIA projects that the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) spot price, which ended June near $76 per barrel, will average $79 per barrel over the second half of 2010 and $83 per barrel in 2011.  This forecast is unchanged from last month’s Outlook . EIA expects that regular-grade motor gasoline retail prices will average $2.80 per gallon during this summer's driving season (the period between April 1 and September 30), up from $2.44 per gallon last summer.  The summer gasoline price forecast is up only slightly ($0.01) from last month’s Outlook, but $0.12 per gallon lower than we had forecast in April, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
According to Marxian theory, the performance of capitalist economies depends above all else on the rate of profit. When the rate of profit is high, capitalism is relatively prosperous: business investment is high, unemployment is relatively low, and the living standards of workers generally rises. However, when the rate of profit is low, prosperity turns into stagnation and depression: investment is low or nonexistent, unemployment is high, and living standards decline. Marx of course argued that there is an inherent tendency for the rate of profit to eventually decline during periods of prosperity and expansion, thus turning ...
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