In response to my remarks on the intended import of the Okishio theorem, Paul
C wrote in ope-l 3221: "It is then not a potential theory of scientific
political economy, but a proposition of mathematics, so why be concerned with
it[?]"
What I wrote indicated that the theorem makes claims concerning *causation*,
the causes of change in the profit rate, under certain assumptions
(Okishio-viable technical change, uniform profitability). I don't see how one
can conclude from this, as Paul does, that the theorem is "a proposition of
mathematics."
Andrew Kliman