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Dynamism, Rivalry, and the Surplus EconomyTwo Essays on the Nature of Capitalism$
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János Kornai

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199334766

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334766.001.0001

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Introduction 1

Introduction 1

(p.51) Section 1 Introduction1
Dynamism, Rivalry, and the Surplus Economy

János Kornai

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the main themes covered in the second part of the book entitled Shortage Economy—Surplus Economy. It begins by explaining some concepts, such as capitalist system, socialist system, and surplus economy. It then discusses the place that the approach taken in the part occupies in economic discourse.

Keywords:   capitalist system, socialist system, surplus economy, economic discourse

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