Nearer to Straffa than Marx: Adam Smith on productive and unproductive labour

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Roy Grieve;
  • Subject: Productive/unproductive labour; basic/non-basic goods; surplus production
    • jel: jel:B12 | jel:E11 | jel:O11

We investigate Adam Smith’s analysis of the properties of what he called “productive†- as against “unproductive†- labour, a concept which commentators have frequently found problematic. Puzzles have been n... View more
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