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  • Re: Can gov. increase capital per worker by commanding it?

    Thanks for the answers. I think that they helped me clarify what I'm wondering about. I guess I'm asking "what allows an economy to manufacture more stuff in period 2 than in period 1?" and "why is this increase in productivity related to savings?" But when I see this I realize...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by fakename on Sat, Jun 30 2012
  • Re: My explanation of the business cycle

    [quote user="Olav"] One question, is there anyway to substitute "capital goods" in your explanation? I know its typical but it would be better for the audience to put it in different terms. It would be easier to understand if its explained from the business-side instead of a macro...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by John James on Tue, May 31 2011
  • Is "How It's Made" an example of Heterogeneous Capital?

    The TV show How Its Made highlights how everyday items from toothpicks to robotic arms are created and assembled from beginning to end. Does this prove how capital is heterogeneous?
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by djussila on Sun, Nov 14 2010
  • Equal capital = equal profits ?

    Hi ! That's my first post here, I'm not sure if I should have posted this in the newbie section... and also sorry for my poor english, I'm french :) I'm reading Karl Marx and the Close of His System by Eugen Böhm-Bawerk, and at one point he says that equal capital amount yield equal...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Layano on Tue, Apr 27 2010
  • Subsidy- Solar- Cell Phones

    Their subsidization of solar panel production is, believe it or not, has little or no impact on the pace of solar energy research and development. If they subsidized the production of cell phones, new faster, smaller, more reliable cell phones would still be coming out every year. The only difference...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Sanchez on Sun, Apr 18 2010
  • Socialism and Foreign Investment

    From Ludwig von Mises Socialism "Under socialism the situation [capital investment in foreign countries] would be different. It would be impossible for a socialist community to possess means of production lying outside its own borders. It could not invest capital abroad even if it would yielded...
    Posted to Newbies (Forum) by ChroMattic on Thu, Mar 4 2010
  • Re: Productive Capacity Curve-Graph and Unemployment

    [quote user="ChroMattic"] The first thing I thought unemployment could do (assuming that the companies only lay off workers to ensure profitability/survival) would be to keep the PPC graph the same (as in the MAXIMUM productive capacity doesn't change) and the unemployment merely puts a...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Think Blue on Thu, Jan 28 2010
  • The Stuff Business Cycle Theory

    (This is a simplification of the ABCT, created to emphasize an aspect, that sometimes seems overlooked. Let me know how it brings the point across. Reposted from my blog .) People produce stuff . There are many different types of stuff, which are not freely interchangeable, but let's keep it simple...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Peter Sidor on Mon, Dec 7 2009
  • Re: Economics Definition

    [quote user="scineram"] [quote user="ViennaSausage"] Marxist (or radical) Economics: the school of economics that emphasizes the power that comes with the ownership and control of capital. [/quote] Italics mine, proving these are bunch of nonsense. [/quote]How would the italics prove...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Torsten on Tue, Nov 3 2009
  • Why are speculation and short-term trading considered bad in securities market?

    Firstly, choosing to invest for the long-term can be a very good choice with good very good rewards for the given individual investors who decides to undertake it, who decides to undertake it after good amount of research. But interestingly, I have seen long-term investors describe their methods as the...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Prateek Sanjay on Thu, Oct 22 2009
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