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By Nicholas Kaldor

Those lectures comprise a masterful summing up of Nicholas Kaldor's critique of the principles of mainstream monetary idea. they supply a really transparent account of his theoretical buildings on local ameliorations, basic manufacturers and brands, and on differing industry constructions and the most likely process costs and amounts in numerous markets through the years. the 1st 4 lectures are thinking about conception, background and rationalization; the 5th comprises an in depth set of built-in coverage proposals.

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The rate of growth of populations of different countries appears to be fairly closely geared to the rate of economic growth. This was true of European countries in the 18th and 19th centuries when the industrial revolution led to an explosive increase in numbers, in one country after another. It is true of India and China in the present century. 6 per cent a year - in food supplied per head. China's population over the same period has increased by nearly as much — by two-thirds, from 600 million to 1,000 million.

I. The growth rates of the two sectors are equal to each other. In practice, the growth of industry is likely to be greater than the growth of agriculture because the income elasticity of demand for manufactured goods is higher than the income elasticity of demand for agricultural goods. The model may be modified to take account of this. * (since the increase in their purchases indicated by gA will exceed the increase in steel supplies, indicated by gj)9 and this will drive the price up. * the discrepancy will be the other way round, and this will drive the price down.

The only solution is to introduce a further equation in the system and instead of having curves in two dimensions, to depict the solution of the system by means of three dimensions. 48 THE PROBLEM OF INTERSEGTORAL BALANCE However, both the cases mentioned above assume that while labour productivity is rising, wages per unit of labour remain constant in terms of corn. A rise in the corn-wage per unit of labour will, by contrast, shift the gj curve in the opposite direction. If the rise in the wage just cancels the rise in productivity, the position of the gj curve remains unchanged.

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