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Marx on technical change, heterogeneous labour and distribution: Some notes

Filosofía de la Economía (Argentina). 2019. Vol. 7. No. 2. P. 157-169.
Melnik D. V., Lazzarini A. L.

The paper examines the arguments held by Marx’s contribution to the study of technical  change, distribution,  and  heterogeneous  labour.  In  contraposition  to  some  mainstream  views  on  these issues,  we  show  through  textual  exegesis  that  the  upshot  of  Marx’s  analysis  is  that  technological progress would not only mean an eventual rise in unemployment; it is also a means to reduce the likelihood of distributional conflict between profits and wages.