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Profit, Interest, Rent, and Fictitious Profit

  • Gustavo Moura de Cavalcanti Mello
  • Mauricio de Souza Sabadini
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Abstract

In the light of some phenomena that have gained world importance in the recent decades, such as the exponential growth of derivatives markets and the relevance assumed by intellectual property, Mauricio de S. Sabadini and Gustavo M. de C. Mello seek to conceptualize the different forms of income of the capital on the basis of the Marxian analyses of the categories of profit, interest, and ground rent. Articulated to the tendency of increasing rate and means of exploitation of the labor force in the midst of a reconfiguration of the international division of labor, the authors seek to debate the category of fictitious profits, pari passu to the expansion of the fictitious forms of capital. Against this background a critical dialog with some representative theories about financialization is established.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gustavo Moura de Cavalcanti Mello
    • 1
  • Mauricio de Souza Sabadini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Economics and Post-Graduate Programme in Social PolicyFederal University of Espírito Santo (UFES)VitóriaBrazil

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