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GROWTH? GROWTH OF WHAT? A Critical Assesment of Economic Growth

Mustafa DURMUŞ.

Abstract
Growth data on the first half of 2012 of the Turkish economy disclosed in September prompted a different evaluation from an alternative critical approach since the economic growth rate has been slowed down. In fact, Turkish economy is in the process of contraction now. However, beyond the quantitative evaluations, it is necessary to evaluate the meaning of economic growth qualitatively. In this study this aim is tried to be accomplished. Economic growth is a fetish nowadays. Also is an illusion. In reality it is merely the growth of the capital and wealth. Furthermore existing capitalist growth is unable to create more and secured jobs and increases the existing income and wealth inequality and economic injustice. Finally it causes devastating effects on the ecological system of the planet.

Key words: Growth, development, income distribution, growth without employment, surplus value-value added.



BÜYÜME: NEYİN BÜYÜMESİ? İktisadi Büyümeye İlişkin Eleştirel Bir Değerlendirme

Özet
Eylül ayında açıklanan Türkiye ekonomisinin bu yılın ilk iki çeyreğine ilişkin büyüme rakamları büyüme kavramının farklı bir bakış açısıyla irdelenmesi ihtiyacını ortaya koymuştur. Çünkü ekonomi küçülmeye başlamış, hatta bir daralmaya girmiştir. Bunun niceliksel olarak nasıl yorumlanacağının ötesinde büyümenin gerçekte ne anlama geldiğinin sorgulanması gerekir. Bu çalışmada bu yapılmaya çalışılmıştır. Çünkü büyüme bugünlerde adeta bir fetiş haline getirilmiştir. Ayrıca mevcut kapitalist büyüme bir yanılsamadır, sermaye ve servetin büyümesidir. Yeterli ve güvenceli istihdam yaratmadığı gibi, mevcut gelir ve servet adaletsizliklerini artırmakta ve büyük çaplı çevre sorunlarına neden olmaktadır.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Büyüme, kalkınma, gelir dağılımı, istihdamsız büyüme, artı değer-katma değer.


 
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