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Interpreting Ricardo - Terry Peach

Interpreting Ricardo

Hardcover Published: 26th March 1993
ISBN: 9780521260862
Number Of Pages: 334

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David Ricardo was the leading political economist of the early nineteenth century. This book presents a reconstruction of the substance and evolution of Ricardo's thought on the interrelated topics of value, distribution and accumulation. It also provides a detailed summary of, and critical commentary on, the vast secondary literature. The author rejects Sraffa's influential 'corn model' interpretation of Ricardo's early writings; the alleged similarity between the work of Ricardo and Sraffa; the Hollander and Hicks view of Ricardo's treatment of wages; and the neoclassical interpretation of Marshall and others. He also addresses the role of Ricardo's labour theory of value in his analysis, and Marx's interpretation of it. Dr Peach argues that Ricardo's work has been persistently, and sometimes wilfully, misinterpreted, and that this can be remedied only through an attempt to understand Ricardo's writings in his terms, taking account of his objectives.

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'In this exhilarating book, Terry Peach brilliantly rehabilitates the orthodox view of 'what Ricardo really meant' but not without taking due notice of the one-quarter truth of the 'new view'.' Mark Blaug, History of Economic Thought

Interpretations of David Ricardo
From bullion to corn: the early writings
The falling rate of profit, wages, and the law of markets
The labour theory of value (i)
The labour theory of value (ii)
The appropriation of Ricardo
Concluding remarks
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ISBN: 9780521260862
ISBN-10: 0521260868
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 26th March 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.64

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