The realization problem was first considered by classical economists such as Ricardo and Sismondi. Keynes’s theory of effective demand has a bearing on it too. But it was Marx who gave it its most rounded — and controversial — treatment. At its simplest, the realization problem amounts to this: is there sufficient monetary demand for the commodities which have been produced to be sold, and sold at their value?
KeywordsRealization Problem Reproduction Scheme Capitalist Production Simple Reproduction Actual Employment
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