Pure or Power Economics?
This volume examines central questions about the nature of economic theory, its historical development and its explanatory power. What determines economic distribution - can pure economic theory can itself explain the fundamentals of distribution or is a broader economics incorporating theories of power in society necessary. The book presents the debate through classic statements of each position from two leading economists of the century, Joseph A. Schumpeter and Yasuma Takata. A substantive introduction from Michio Morishima assesses and places in context the work of both Schumpeter and Takata.