American Review of Political Economy, Vol. 7, Nos. 1/2, June/December 2009
43 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2011
Date Written: July 19, 2011
This papers attempts to show that the neoclassical analysis of monopsony is erroneous. We deal with this issue under two sub-headings: those compatible with mainstream economics, and those that are not. In the first category are: paucity, wrong target, temporariness, limited window, complexity, information and timing (length of run). In the second category are those stemming from an alternative economic perspective, Austrianism: objective expenses vs. subjective costs, reliance on illegitimate interpersonal comparisons of utility, failure of trade to occur, coerced income transfers, difficulties with perfect competition and geometrical/mathematical considerations.
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