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Johann Karl Rodbertus

German economist

Died when: 70 years 116 days (843 months)
Star Sign: Leo

 

Johann Karl Rodbertus

Johann Karl Rodbertus (August 12, 1805, Greifswald, Swedish Pomerania – December 6, 1875, Jagetzow), also known as Karl Rodbertus-Jagetzow, was a German economist and socialist and a leading member of the Linkes Zentrum (centre-left) in the Prussian national assembly.

He defended the labor theory of value as well as the view, as an inference from that, that interest or profit is theft.

He believed that capitalist economies tend toward overproduction.


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