A Critique of the Discursive Systems and Foundation Concepts of Distribution Analysis

  • Warren J. Samuels


Insofar as economic actors are motivated by a desire to maximize their respective incomes and wealth, rather than the allocation of resources to the production of particular outputs, distribution is, as David Ricardo said, the central problem of political economy. Whatever else its concerns, economic science has political or policy significance with regard to distribution. Such may be its ultimate significance.


Income Distribution Wage Rate Productivity Theory Factor Price Exploitation Approach 
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© Warren J. Samuels 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Warren J. Samuels
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  1. 1.Michigan State UniversityUSA

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