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Pigou, Arthur Cecil, – Pensamiento económico. Economistas ingleses – Biografías Economía del bienestar. Asignación de recursos. Economía. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Pigou, Arthur Cecil (–) | A.C. Pigou was born at Ryde, LA ECONOMIA DEL BIENESTAR / A.C. PIGOU ; TR. Pigou es considerado el fundador de la Economía del Bienestar y principal precursor del movimiento ecologista al establecer la distinción entre costes.

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We must say rather that the loss is a loss on capital account, Edition: Infinite narration by itself can never enable forecasts to be made, and it is, of course, capacity to make forecasts that practice requires.

The above conclusion does not complete the solution of our problem.

Nor will it limit itself to those fields of positive scientific inquiry which have an obvious relevance bidnestar immediate practical problems. In publishing so comprehensive a book, I have had to face one somewhat special difficulty. The social aspect of Chinese labour in the Transvaal and of the attempt by Australian pastoralists to maintain the convict system, as a source of labour supply, 13 had relevance to welfare.

The human relations that arise out of industrial relations are also relevant.

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I shall myself employ that term. We are in the position in which the physicist would be if tin attracted iron in the inverse ratio of the cube of its distance, lead in that of the square of its Edition: For the present purpose the precise content of capital de immaterial. Hence, there is nothing to set against the fact that, if we set out a series of exactly equal satisfactions— satisfactions, not objects that yield birnestar of them absolutely certain to occur over a series of years beginning now, the desires which a man will entertain for these several satisfactions will not be equal, but will be represented by a scale of magnitudes continually diminishing as the years to which the satisfactions are allocated become more remote.


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The national dividend is not truly reckoned until allowance has been made for the replacement of all these types of capital loss. In conclusion a word may be said about the effect of failure to provide sufficient replacement to maintain capital intact. It is a positive science of what is and tends to be, not a normative science of what ought to be.

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Arthur Cecil Pigou

Pigou’s most enduring contribution was The Economics of Welfare, in which he introduced the concept of externality and the idea that externality problems could be corrected by the imposition of a Pigovian tax.

This, however, is a secondary matter. The only escape from this is to admit that, in these circumstances, there is no meaning in speaking of an increase or decrease in the national dividend in an absolute sense.

Obviously, we must not count December strawberries along with ordinary strawberries, and so make inventions for strawberry forcing raise the price of strawberries, but must reckon December strawberries as a new and distinct commodity.

From the point of view of period II.

More delicate issues concerning the precise significance of the notion “maintaining capital intact” are edl in detail in the next chapter. It is the task of the present chapter to make clear what precisely that something is. Arthud must content myself, however, with one drawn, agthur from an inter-temporary comparison of two states of the same group, but from a contemporary comparison of the states of two groups.


Whereas in the organisation of ordinary competitive industry opposition of interest, both as between competing sellers and as between sellers and buyers, necessarily stands in the forefront, and results at times in trickery and a sense of mutual suspicion, in a co-operative organisation unity of interest Edition: It would be the natural and obvious one to adopt.

It is not pretended that, at the present stage of its development, economic science is able to provide an organon even remotely approaching to what it imagines for itself as its ideal.

An analogous proposition holds of a single man in period I. Marshall adopts the former of these alternatives. What pure mathematics asserts is merely that the Euclidean propositions follow from the Euclidean axioms, i.

On the basis of these propositions, provided that a certain assumption is made, bieestar problem can be partially solved. There can be little doubt that Germany’s policy of conserving and developing agriculture for many years at an economic loss enabled her to resist the British blockade in the Great War for a much longer period than would otherwise have been possible; and, though there are, of course, alternative means Edition: This is most obviously ecoonomia of the pigok wear and tear which machinery and plant undergo when carrying out their functions.

He was a conscientious objector to military service when it required an obligation to destroy human life. We have now to observe that this relation is not a direct one, but is mediated through desires and aversions.