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Services in Economic Thought Three Centuries of Debate

by Jean-Claude Delaunay

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  • ISBN: 9780792392309
  • ISBN10: 0792392302

Services in Economic Thought Three Centuries of Debate

by Jean-Claude Delaunay

  • List Price: $209.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Kluwer Academic Pub
  • Publish date: 04/01/1992
  • ISBN: 9780792392309
  • ISBN10: 0792392302
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Description: 1 Introduction.- 2 Classical Doctrine On Services.- 1. From Productiveness in Fiscal Terms to Productiveness in Terms of Wealth.- Taxes and the Resulting Classification of Activities.- Services are Wealth-creating Activities.- From a Fiscal Point of View to Investment and Capital Accumulation.- 2. Services in Economic Theory During the First Half of the 19th Century.- Jean Baptiste Say.- Jean Charles Simonde de Sismondi.- John Stuart Mill.- Henri de Saint Simon.- Heinrich Storch.- 3. Summary of the Classical Theory on Services.- 3 Marx: Standard Theory and Potential Directions.- 1. The Approach Formulated by Marx.- Productive and Nonproductive Work.- The Social Reproduction of Capital.- Commercial and Financial Capital.- 2. Services and Material Production with Marx.- The Restrictive Hypothesis of Tangible Material Production.- The Material Form of Use-Value as an Essential Characteristic of Capitalism.- 3. The Prerequisites of the Economic Structure in Marx's Theory of Productive Labour.- Main Outlines of the Workable Part of Marx's Theory.- Characteristics of Productive Work and Their Relation to Services.- The Elements of a Marxist Theory of Services.- 4 All is Productive, All is Service.- 1. Economic Relations as Exchanges of Services.- Frdric Bastiat.- Clment Colson.- 2. The Services in France around 1900 and the Treatment of Specific Service Activities: War and State.- The Services in France around 1900.- The Treatment of "War Services" and Public Services in Late 19th Century Economic Theory.- 5 The Tertiary Sector and Post-Industrial Society.- 1. Youth and Maturity of the Idea of the Tertiary Sector.- Allan G.B. Fisher.- Colin Clark.- Jean Fourasti.- Some Topical Questions and Controversies.- Classification of Tertiary Activities.- 2. From Tertiary Sector to Services: Dominance and Diversity of Post-Industrial Concepts.- The Post-Industrial Society.- William Baumol: Service Growth and the Productivity Gap.- Other Explanations for the Growth of Services.- From Tertiary to Services.- 6 Service Society Versus Neo-Industrialism.- 1. Anti-Bell: Jonathan Gershuny or the Dominance of Goods Over Services.- First Clarification, First Example.- Second Distinction, Second Example.- 2. Neo-Industrial Service Production.- The Transformation of the Production Structure and the Changes in How and What We Produce.- The Information Sector. The Backbone of the Growth and the Industrialisation of the Services.- The Industrialisation of Services and New Accumulation.- 3. Conclusion: The Theory of Services, a Major Part of Our Understanding of Contemporary Society.- The Taxonomic Problem.- The Productivity/Industrialisation Issue.- The Demand Issue.- The Service Relations.- Author Index.
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