[OPE-L:2288] quiz

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)
Sun, 19 May 1996 13:58:30 -0700

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On Thu, 16 May 1996, Alan Freeman wrote:

> A new quiz:
> (1) does the profit rate equalise?

I would add the questions:

(1.a) Would not an equalisation of the rate of profit
be equivalent to reducing the entropy of the system?

(1.b) Is the model for the equalisation of the rate of profit
a closed system?

I would answer yes to (1.a). If one answers yes to (1.b) then
it would clearly be fiendishly hard to construct a dynamical model that
will equalise profit rates.

If on the other hand, one allows a 'thermostat' in the form of of an
externally defined interest rate for example, then, one could
decrease the entropy of the system.

Paul Cockshott (wpc@cs.strath.ac.uk)