This chapter compares two giants, in the history of economic thought, who stood at opposite poles. Paul Samuelson was one of the main architects – perhaps the main architect, and in any case the leading symbol – of what nowadays is known as Neoclassical economics – i.e. mainstream economics. Piero Sraffa was the most acute critical mind of Marginal, hence Neoclassical, economics and the leading promoter of a resumption of that Classical economic analysis, which – born on the eve of the Industrial Revolution – was (as he claims) “nipped in the bud”, and unduly submerged by the over-flowing of Marginal economic theory.

Pasinetti, L. L., Paul Samuelson and Piero Sraffa – Two Prodigious Minds at the Opposite Poles, in Szenberg, M., Ramrattan, L., Gottesman, A. (ed.), Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2006: 146- 164 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/81602]

Paul Samuelson and Piero Sraffa – Two Prodigious Minds at the Opposite Poles

Pasinetti, Luigi Lodovico
Primo
2006

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This chapter compares two giants, in the history of economic thought, who stood at opposite poles. Paul Samuelson was one of the main architects – perhaps the main architect, and in any case the leading symbol – of what nowadays is known as Neoclassical economics – i.e. mainstream economics. Piero Sraffa was the most acute critical mind of Marginal, hence Neoclassical, economics and the leading promoter of a resumption of that Classical economic analysis, which – born on the eve of the Industrial Revolution – was (as he claims) “nipped in the bud”, and unduly submerged by the over-flowing of Marginal economic theory.
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Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century
9780199298822
Oxford University Press
Pasinetti, L. L., Paul Samuelson and Piero Sraffa – Two Prodigious Minds at the Opposite Poles, in Szenberg, M., Ramrattan, L., Gottesman, A. (ed.), Samuelsonian Economics and the Twenty-First Century, Oxford University Press, Oxford 2006: 146- 164 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/81602]
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