[OPE-L:5479] Re: Re: Re: Re: Counteracting factors

From: nicola taylor (n.taylor@student.murdoch.edu.au)
Date: Wed May 02 2001 - 02:21:38 EDT

Thanx Steve for coming to the rescue - I'm new at this 'debunking'
business, and any help with it much appreciated :-)

>Don't get too carried away on concepts from the neoclassical theory of the 
>firm Nicky!
>Check my web site www.debunking-economics.com for the simple maths needed 
>to trash the whole litany.
>At 03:55 PM 5/2/01 Wednesday, you wrote:
>>One question Jurriaan:
>> > Further Marx doesn't discuss how, in inflationary times or under
>> > monopolistic conditions, businesses can simply raise their output
prices to
>> > offset declining returns.
>>I don't follow this; if you don't mind can you explain it to me.  Surely,
>>monopolistic firms *always* operate on the elastic part of the demand curve
>>- therefore, total revenue could not be increased by raising prices... The
>>opposite holds true.  It is impossible for the monopolistic firm to set
>>*any* old price, at least if we assume they are profit maximisers.  Am I
>>wrong about this?
>>Nicola Mostyn (Taylor)
>>Faculty of Economics
>>Murdoch University
>>Telephone: 61-8-9385 1130
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Nicola Mostyn (Taylor)
Faculty of Economics
Murdoch University
Telephone: 61-8-9385 1130

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