The Pure Logic of Value, Profit, Interest

27 Pages Posted: 19 May 2011 Last revised: 26 Jun 2015

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Egmont Kakarot-Handtke

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Economics and Law

Date Written: May 11, 2011


Standard economic models are based on axioms that epitomize the fundamental behavioral assumptions. This approach is trapped in a blind alley. The suggested change of perspective is guided by the question: what is the minimum set of nonbehavioral propositions for the consistent reconstruction of the evolving monetary economy? We start with three structural axioms and determine their real world implications. The differentiation of the axiom set leads to the structural value theorem. For the limiting case of the harmonic structure a formal link to the classical and neoclassical value theories can be established.

Keywords: new framework of concepts, structure-centric, axiom set, structural value theorem, labour theory of value, marginalistic theory of value, profit, distributed profit, rate of interest, reproducibility

JEL Classification: B12, B41, D00, E43

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Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, The Pure Logic of Value, Profit, Interest (May 11, 2011). Available at SSRN: or

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