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The Economic Theory of Modern Society - Michio Morishima

The Economic Theory of Modern Society

Paperback Published: 6th December 1976
ISBN: 9780521291682
Number Of Pages: 360

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This volume was originally published in 1976. The difference types of society in the world - capitalist, socialist, mixed, etc. - have many features in common, despite their dissimilarities. The object of this book is to make clear the economic logic of society in general, which applies to socialist as well as capitalist economies. Taking the Japanese economy as an example, part of the book tries to explain how an actual economy can deviate from the 'ideal' laws of motion, and shows that such aberrations themselves obey certain rules. In a broad sense, it belongs in the domain of the theory of comparative systems. The book is based on lectures which Professor Morishima gave to students at Osaka University in 1967 1968. It is translated from the Japanese by D. W. Anthony."

Preface to the English edition
Introduction: the modern national economy
Rationality at the Microeconomic Level
Techniques of production
The choice of techniques
The distribution of profits
Changes in plan
The behaviour of the household
The Market Mechanism and Planning
The flexprice economy
the fixprice economy
Decentralised economic planning
Control by the State
Finance and full employment; Unemployment and the dual structure of the economy
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780521291682
ISBN-10: 0521291682
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 6th December 1976
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53