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Growth, Employment, Inequality, and the Environment

Unity of Knowledge in Economics: Volume I

  • Authors
  • Adolfo¬†Figueroa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Scientific Knowledge Rules, Facts, and Standard Theories Refutation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adolfo Figueroa
      Pages 27-39
    3. Adolfo Figueroa
      Pages 41-74
  3. The Short Run: Production, Employment, and Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Adolfo Figueroa
      Pages 77-104
    3. Adolfo Figueroa
      Pages 105-126
    4. Adolfo Figueroa
      Pages 127-150
    5. Adolfo Figueroa
      Pages 151-180
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 181-198

About this book

Introduction

Growth, Employment, Inequality, and the Environment deals with the fundamental economic problems of our time: employment, inequality, the environment, and quality of life. This exciting new volume is unique in that it is the first book of its kind in which these problems are analyzed using a unified theory framework. Figueroa achieves his goal by addressing two significant problems. First, to solve the epistemological challenges of building unity of knowledge, he presents a unified theory of capitalism. Second, he considers the epistemological problem of the role of theory in scientific knowledge. This book therefore deals with a consistent theoretical system. That having been said, these theories which contain logically correct propositions may turn out to be empirically false. In order to avoid this error, some rules of scientific knowledge are needed. Growth, Employment, Inequality, and the Environment presents a method that contains such rules. The method is derived from the Popperian epistemology, making it operational in economics. The proposed unified theory is therefore empirically valid; it is a good approximation of the real world. Theoretical economics is thus treated under explicit epistemological rules: theory is the servant, not the master.

Keywords

Income inequality labor markets unemployment excess labor supply overpopulation economic growth First World countries Third World countries entropy law environment capitalist system economic assets distribution political entitlements distribution power structure colonial legacy economics employment growth inequality production

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