[OPE-L:4053] Re: RE: Re: Re: Re: m in Marx's theory

From: Steve Keen (s.keen@uws.edu.au)
Date: Wed Oct 11 2000 - 16:30:03 EDT

Yes, I'd back a poisson myself, or something suitably fractal! Certainly
nothing so symmetric and bounded as a gaussian.
At 13:00 11/10/00 +0100, you wrote:
>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)
>Is there any reason to think that the distribution of industry OCC's (or of
>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
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