>The temporalist arguements seem to me to involve finding special >cases where extended reproduction will cause Marx's transformation >technique to give the right answer. No the temporalist approach obviously involves exactly those cases which are typical of capitalist development. Remember Allin's simple reproduction scheme, reconfigured to allow for exactly a characteristic interperiodic increase in productivity. Such a system can be shown to exhibit exactly the small, if not statistically insignificant, interperiodic changes in unit prices of production, r, s/v that are typical of capitalist reality. This is a realistic time path for the system. Paul C: ------- I may be misjudging the temporalists but what I have seen from them is a series of particular arithmetic examples which transform values to prices preserving total value and total sv and an equal rate of profit. I have not seen either a general algebraic demonstration that if one takes time into account this will always be the case, nor have I seen any studies which use monte-carlo techniques to sample the possible parameter space and determine how 'typical' such examples are. Nor have I seen published empirical time series involving I/O tables over several years to determine whether the temporalists examples are typical. If any of these types of studies do exist in the literature could you please send me a reference.
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