Re: [OPE-L] "real-world equilibrium prices"?

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Sat Sep 22 2007 - 14:00:22 EDT

(Replying to Ian H, Fred wrote> It’s not a matter of elegance.
> Real-world
> equilibrium prices are not determined simultaneously along with the
> prices of “partially completed products” and “partially used up fixed
> capital” as “joint products” at the end of each and every “least
> turnover period”.


You move between referring to a "long-run theory of equilibrium
prices" and "real-world equilibrium prices" as if they are the
same thing.  In what sense, can the equilibrium prices that you
are referring to be said to be "real-world" prices?

(Among many other issues), in the real world there are barriers
to the mobility of means of production and labor power.  In the real
world it is doubtful whether there is some phenomenon which
corresponds to "prices of production".  In the real world, there
are unequal exchanges.  Etc. Etc.

In solidarity, Jerry

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