23 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2014
Date Written: October 19, 2014
All popular schools lack a consistent profit theory. Economists have no true conception of the most important phenomenon in their universe. This methodological defect persists since Adam Smith. Therefore, the theories of income and wealth distribution are wrong by logical implication. If the conclusions of a theory do not find any counterpart in reality the fault lies in the premises. In order to rectify distribution theory it is necessary to substitute the conventional subjective-behavioral axioms by objective-structural axioms. A major result of the present paper is that distribution is not governed by marginal productivity but by the distributed profit ratio.
Keywords: new framework of concepts, structure-centric, axiom set, income distribution, wealth distribution, inequality
JEL Classification: B49, B59, D30, E25
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Kakarot-Handtke, Egmont, The Profit Theory is False Since Adam Smith. What About the True Distribution Theory? (October 19, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2511741 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2511741