[Marxism] The trend in profits

Jurriaan Bendien andromeda246 at hetnet.nl
Sat May 1 10:33:31 MDT 2004


Last time I compiled a bibliography of literature on measures of
international profitability trends, it got lost. I gave it to Robert Went,
who subsequently said he lost it. Then he got a job with the Dutch
Treasury - some guys have all the luck. But not matter, there's always new
data, and just now on a surf I was looking at some British Statistical
Office and INSEE data as part of a research inquiry for which I have to
collect this type of info. Here are some links, if you interested in the
topic:
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/articles/economic_trends/ET587_Walton.pdf
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/articles/economic_trends/International_comparis
ons_of_Company_Profitability.pdf
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/articles/economic_trends/CompanyProfitability20
00q1.pdf
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/CCI/article.asp?ID=52&Pos=3&ColRank=1&Rank=224
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/CCI/article.asp?ID=201&Pos=&ColRank=1&Rank=224
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/articles/economic_trends/company_profitability_
&_finance.pdf
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/cci/nugget.asp?id=196
http://www.statistics.gov.uk/articles/economic_trends/Recent_trends_dividend
s_payments.pdf
http://www.worldbank.org/transitionnewsletter/janfebmar03/pg42.htm
http://www.insee.fr/fr/ffc/docs_ffc/ES341G.pdf

As regards the Marxian law of value, I found there was an interesting study
"Profit rates: gravitation and trends", by Dumenil & Levy at
http://pythie.cepremap.ens.fr/levy/prorate1.pdf . They also do a paper on
the economics of capitalist recovery, at:
http://www.levy.org/docs/wrkpap/pdf/10.pdf . Marxism is becoming respectable
again - Dumenil & Levy's new book has been published by Harvard University
Press, no less (see http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog/DUMCAP.html ).

If however this is not your kind of thing, have a look at this fascinating
site I encountered accidentally, which shows all sorts of magazines you can
get: http://www.hopcottebooks.com/magazines/trends.html Or failing that, how
about this casino site ? http://www.dicesetter.com/mp/frontline.htm
Mindboggling stuff...

Jurriaan






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