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Keen 2016/7 Financialisation01 Value And Thermodynamics

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What is “value”? I take the question back to the basics of how is it that we can produce a net output? The answer has to be consistent with the Laws of Thermodynamics, and on that basis, every school of thought from the Neoclassicals to the Marxists, is wrong. I introduce a new production function ...

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What is “value”? I take the question back to the basics of how is it that we can produce a net output? The answer has to be consistent with the Laws of Thermodynamics, and on that basis, every school of thought from the Neoclassicals to the Marxists, is wrong. I introduce a new production function in which energy plays an essential role. I’ve previously posted a video on this topic, but this is my first presentation of the concepts to a group of students.


Steve Keen
Steve Keen (born 28 March 1953) is an Australian-born, British-based economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. The major influences on Keen's thinking about economics include John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Hyman Minsky, Piero Sraffa, Augusto Graziani, Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Thorstein Veblen, and François Quesnay.

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