July 22, 2015

The wine maker's business and the logical origin of interest in the monetary economy

Working paper at SSRN

Abstract  Any serious alternative to the standard approach requires a distinct axiomatic foundation. The crucial point is not axiomatization per se but the real world content of axioms. The purpose of the present paper is to make the implications of the objective structural axiom set concerning the relation of profit, money, the nominal/real rate of interest, and the time structure of production explicit and to contrast them with the familiar conceptions.