[OPE-L:4046] Re: RE: Re: Re: Re: m in Marx's theory

From: clyder (wpc@dcs.gla.ac.uk)
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 08:18:05 EDT

Julian wrote:

> Is there any reason to think that the distribution of industry OCC's (or
> firm ones, for that matter) would be Gaussian?
> Haste means I don't have time to look in Farjoun and Machover, but I don't
> recall them discussing this point: has anyone else?
> If I had to give a guess off the top of my head, I'd predict some skewed
> distribution.

Fair enough, probably the distribution of the log of the occ s will be
giving rise to a skewed distribution as you say.

Paul Cockshott
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Subject: [OPE-L:4044] RE: Re: Re: Re: m in Marx's theory

> I'm hastily catching up on OPE:
> Gil replied (in #930) to a comment by Paul C that
> > >More abstractly, given a large set of industries with random
> > distributions of
> > >organic compositions of capital - following *some appropriate Gaussian
> > >distribution*
> >
> (emphasis added)
> Julian

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