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Towards Full Employment Through Applied Algebra and Counter-Intuitive Behavior

25 Pages Posted: 18 Jun 2014 Last revised: 3 May 2015

Egmont Kakarot-Handtke

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Economics and Law

Date Written: June 18, 2014

Abstract

It is common knowledge that neither Walrasians nor Keynesians nor Marxians nor Institutionialists nor Austrians nor Sraffaians came to grips with profit. The reason is a defective formal basis. In the present paper the formal foundations are first renewed. When the profit theory is false the rest of an approach is questionable. What is reexamined next because of its vital practical implications is the theory of employment. One remarkable result is that the popular recipe to eliminate unemployment, viz. downward wage rate flexibility, is self-defeating because it does not take the objective systemic properties of the monetary economy into account.

Keywords: new framework of concepts, structure-centric, axiom set, Path Core, algebraic market clearing, price mechanism, indifference of employment

JEL Classification: B59, B49, E24

Suggested Citation

Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, Towards Full Employment Through Applied Algebra and Counter-Intuitive Behavior (June 18, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2456184 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2456184

Egmont Kakarot-Handtke (Contact Author)

University of Stuttgart - Institute of Economics and Law ( email )

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Stuttgart
Germany

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