Premises and an Overview.- Myros and Other Concepts and Definitions.- The Macroeconomic Framework.- Interest and Money.- Production and Investment.- General Price Level and Inflation.- Capital Values, Wealth, and Related Topics.- Macroeconomic Equilibrium and Employment.- Capital Theory in Perspective.- Opportunity and Sunk Costs.- Trade, Transfers, and Monetary Overhangs.- Questions Related to Consumption and Saving.- Questions Related to Economic Growth.- Themes and Counterthemes: Fluid Capital in Retrospect.- Background and Tools for Understanding and Dealing with Recurrent Financial Crises.- Booms, Busts, and Financial Panics: The Financial Meltdown of 2007-2009.
Capital, Accumulation, and Money: An Integration of Capital, Growth, and Monetary
Theory is a book about capital and money. A root concept of capital is formulated that allows for most existing concepts of capital to be unified and related to one another in consistent fashion. Capital and monetary theory are integrated in a non-mathematical framework that imposes a number of constraints on the macro behavior of an economy, constraints which make for the straightforward understanding of such concepts as the real stock of money, real-balance effects, and the general price level. New and illuminating insights are also provided into aggregate supply and demand, natural and money rates of interest, the relationship between real and monetary economies, and economic growth and development.
This fully expanded, revised, and updated edition features important new material on a variety of timely topics, including:
* Factors leading to the financial meltdown and turmoil of 2007-09;
* Why bubbles form in asset markets and how these impact on the real economy;
* The importance of a lender-of-last-resort in times of financial stress;
* Future financing and funding of the U. S. Social Security System.
Additionally, the author offers a number of ideas for alleviating the severity, if not the avoidance altogether, of financial crises in the future. This is a book for those -- students (both graduate and undergraduate) and their teachers, investors, and the informed public -- who want an understanding of how economies and financial markets function, without an advanced degree in mathematics.
This fully revised and expanded edition highlights timely and controversial topics such as the financial breakdown of 2008, the oil price increases of 2007-2008, and the future of the social security system
The first edition of the book sold 750 copies and was noted for being ahead of its time
The non-technical approach of the book integrates intellectual, economic and monetary history in a way that will appeal to economists, students and policymakers alike