Book Design

FrameMaker

https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/products/framemaker/whitepapers/FrameMaker_vs_InDesign_for_Technical_Documentation_Comparison_Guide.pdf

Above file indicates 2019 version and better choice as closer to technical publishing than creative design, although we don’t need high volume.

But may be harder to get and less compatible with trade publishers. Library genesis does not have recent books.

@book{book:900799,
title = {XML and FrameMaker},
author = {Kay Ethier},
publisher = {Apress },
isbn = {159059276X,9781590592762},
year = {2004},
series = {},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=52dc7ada1beeb669a53c171007d42c12}
}

@book{book:726986,
title = {Adobe FrameMaker 7.0: classroom in a book },
author = {Adobe Creative Team},
publisher = {Adobe Press},
isbn = {0321131681,9780321131683},
year = {2002},
series = {},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=12106E2F4E69ED2437404330D9B1C4DE}
} 14 Mb pdf

@book{book:774181,
title = {Adobe FrameMaker 7.0: classroom in a book },
author = {Adobe Creative Team},
publisher = {Adobe Press},
isbn = {0321131681,9780321131683},
year = {2002},
series = {},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=CFD08C421E8759370FB04EF498D8A17E}
} 28 Mb epub

Microsoft Publisher

@book{book:1953732,
title = {Microsoft Corp. Microsoft Publisher 2010 Product Guide},
author = {},
publisher = {},
isbn = {},
year = {},
series = {},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=4efc86f37cc28b8a89b3e88637627594}
}

@book{book:907066,
title = {Using Microsoft Publisher 2010},
author = {Brien Posey},
publisher = {Que },
isbn = {9780789742964,0789742969},
year = {2011},
series = {Using},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=f4b08c8055a8080b0dbf2f6822f61cc5}
}

@book{book:724330,
title = {Microsoft Publisher 2010: Introductory },
author = {Gary B. Shelly, Joy L. Starks},
publisher = {Cengage Learning},
isbn = {0538746173,9780538746175},
year = {2010},
series = {},
edition = {1},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=07B154F5365E305207DEF38E3CAAB0E2}
}

InDesign

@book{book:2226183,
title = {Rapidly Prototyping Interfaces with InDesign},
author = {Cordova Chacon, Carla Viviana},
publisher = {CRC Press},
isbn = {9781498799263,9780429462467,0429462468,1498799264},
year = {2018},
series = {},
edition = {First edition},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=8ac8a82d916554b2e89732cf5093a4b1}
}

@book{book:2163001,
title = {Adobe InDesign CS6 on Demand},
author = {Steve Johnson et al.},
publisher = {Que Publishing},
isbn = {0789749343,9780789749345},
year = {2012},
series = {},
edition = {1},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=86122daf24938976b13cc68ddfb60790}
}

@book{book:2152501,
title = { Data Merge and Styles for Adobe InDesign CC 2018: Creating Custom Documents for Mailouts and Presentation Packages},
author = {Jennifer Harder (auth.)},
publisher = {Apress},
isbn = { 978-1-4842-3158-6, 978-1-4842-3159-3 },
year = {2017},
series = {},
edition = {1},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=0a84de8ea7c9423446f2dd1b6e2a7d71}
}

@book{book:2185298,
title = {Adobe creative cloud design tools all-in-one for dummies : [making everything easier ; 8 books in 1 ; Adobe creative cloud basics, InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Acrobat XI, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Professional CC, Fireworks CC]},
author = {Smith, Jennifer},
publisher = {For Dummies, Wiley},
isbn = { 978-1-118-64611-3,978-1-118-66124-6,978-1-118-66106-2,978-1-118-66125-3,1118646118 },
year = {2013},
series = {.. for dummies},
edition = {1},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=3ce5e89f9ad77ff00e8be4b072130b9f}
}

@book{book:2168857,
title = {Adobe InDesign CC},
author = {Kelly Kordes Anton, Tina DeJarld},
publisher = {Adobe Press},
isbn = {0134852508,9780134852508},
year = {2017},
series = {Classroom in a Book},
edition = {1},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=dcc023b2d62a14685953cc267187c7e5}
}

@book{book:1801507,
title = {Adobe InDesign CC Digital Classroom},
author = {Smith C., AGI Creative Team.},
publisher = {},
isbn = {},
year = {},
series = {},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=883e0e99833a9929b76b66d332280cc0}
}

@book{book:1675742,
title = {Adobe InDesign Interactive Digital Publishing: Tips, Techniques, and Workarounds for Formatting Across Your Devices},
author = {Ted Padova (auth.)},
publisher = {Apress},
isbn = {978-1-4842-2438-0,978-1-4842-2439-7},
year = {2017},
series = {},
edition = {1},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=a5abe5223d771948a2061c5a3bb9fc7f}
} 82Mb explains MS word import and indexing

@book{book:1322374,
title = {The Business of ePublishing 2015},
author = {Pariah Burke},
publisher = {},
isbn = {},
year = {2015},
series = {ePublishing with InDesign},
edition = {2},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=312dfcd3df5eb0f91b460cf8de519373}
}

@book{book:1540442,
title = {ePublishing with InDesign CS6 Design and produce digital publications for tablets, ereaders, smartphones, and more},
author = {Pariah Burke},
publisher = {Sybex},
isbn = {978-1118305591},
year = {2012},
series = {},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=2811af01bfcfe6cc0073e72d17c0480f}
} see 2017 edn?

@book{book:1585512,
title = {The Non-Designer’s InDesign Book},
author = {Robin Williams},
publisher = {Peachpit Press},
isbn = {978-0321772848},
year = {2011},
series = {},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=17919d03275ba79e0b75cea6bd164cc3}
}

@book{book:1526164,
title = {XML and InDesign: Stylish Structure: Publishing XML with Adobe InDesign},
author = {Dorothy J. Hoskins},
publisher = {O’Reilly Media},
isbn = {978-1-4493-4416-0},
year = {2013},
series = {},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=0c9a9bffdd09201cc10949a059b489a4}
}

Useful but poor copies

@book{book:1526167,
title = {XML Publishing with Adobe InDesign},
author = {Dorothy Hoskins},
publisher = {O’Reilly Media},
isbn = {978-1-4493-9857-6},
year = {2010},
series = {},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=b06a2baec3d76840aceb3ce489e6dccc}
}

@book{book:2090608,
title = {XML publishing with Adobe InDesign},
author = {Hoskins, Dorothy J},
publisher = {O’Reilly},
isbn = {9781449397234,1449397239,9781449397807,1449397808,9781449397937,144939793X,978-1-449-39857-6,144939857X},
year = {2010},
series = {O’Reilly short cuts},
edition = {},
volume = {},
url = {http://gen.lib.rus.ec/book/index.php?md5=269652f61d67d715c6ea1cee8298b7c5}
}

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Input Output Tables

Badly designed web site has lots of information. Click their show menu button fo tind it.

https://www.iioa.org

Shorter explanation in UN SNA 2008:

https://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/docs/SNA2008.pdf

Chapter 14: The supply and use tables and goods and services account

14.2 Term “product” now used instead of “commodity” for both flow and balance.

14.4 Product balance:

Turnover = productive consumption + consumption + accumulation

Output + imports = intermediate consumption + final consumption + capital formation + exports

Worth showing imports and exports even though set to 0 for now as will be needed later, for multiple local and regional as well as national tables with transport and trade margins. Will also need taxes and subsidies later.

14.5 Both sides at purchasing prices so add above extras to left side:

Output (at basic prices) + imports + trade margins + transport margins + taxes on products – subsidies on products = (at purchaser’s prices)

intermediate consumption + final consumption + capital formation + exports

Again, we set these extras to 0 for now.

Chapter 28: Input-output and other matrix-based analyses

Also describes Social Accounting Matrix.

For depreciation will also OECD manual on fixed capital:

https://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/docs/OECD-Capital-e.pdf

via list with lots of other useful stuff:

https://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/pubsDB.asp?pType=4

Longer details in 2018 UN handbook below.

Handbook on Supply, Use and Input-Output Tables with Extensions and Applications

Here is a properly bookmarked 628 page, 7.3MB pdf of the final draft:

ST/ESA/STAT/SER.F/74/Rev.1
UNITED NATIONS PUBLICATION
Sales No.:
ISBN: 978-92-1-1
eISBN: 978-92-1-0
Copyright © United Nations, 2018

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/51957/51999/Handbook+on+Supply%2C+Use+and+Input-Output+Tables+with+Extensions+and+Applications

via:

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/esa-supply-use-input-tables/publications

After two pages for front cover and copyright the page numbers are i to xiv and 1-612, total 628.

Ignore other links to larger files with less descriptive file names.

Lua

Lua is an easy to use embedded scripting language:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lua_(programming_language)

https://www.lua.org/docs.html

Got 4th edn of book.

http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaDirectory

http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaAddons

https://luarocks.org

IDE for all PC platforms with educational material and books:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZeroBrane_Studio

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geany lite editor all PC platforms (with Windows limitations but portable as a USB stick app).

https://portableapps.com/apps/development/geany_portable

Lua is worth learning for many relevant applications on all platforms.

Short Term – For Document Processing

The main immediate use will be with pandoc and pandoc scholar for document conversion.

Also perhaps some use for LuaTeX supported in LaTex and Tex Live, the default version in many Linux distributions

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LuaTeX

When publishing to Wikimedia it enables full use of all features.

Wikimedia

https://wikimediafoundation.org/our-work/wikimedia-projects/

Including Wikipedia, Wikibooks, Wikiversity, Wikisource, Wikiquotes and also Wikidata:

https://m.wikidata.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Wikidata:Introduction

Mediawiki templates including table tools used on 5% of all pages:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lua/Resources

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Lua

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lua-based_templates

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Lua_metamodules

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:TableTools

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Table

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Module:Wikitext

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2012-01-30/Technology_report

Later

nginix widely used fast and scalable web server

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nginx

May need early for URL rewriting:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_redirection#nginx_rewrite

Nginx is included in a widerange of Bitnami stacks for easy deployment:

https://docs.bitnami.com/installer/how-to/

https://bitnami.com/stacks

redis highly scalable key value NOSQL database server

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redis

https://redis.io/documentation

SimpleTask GTD (Getting Things Done) ToDo list and others

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nl.mpcjanssen.todotxtholo

http://todotxt.org

https://github.com/dbindel/tlua

User scripting of many games so gamers and games programmers familiar with it. Some very major games listed here (together with some other uses):

http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaUses

Eventually Perhaps

Many others:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_applications_using_Lua

https://boottorrent.readthedocs.io/en/latest/architecture.html provides peer PXE boot for cluster by first loading SliTaz which has DNSMASQ and aria2 for torrents

http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/doc.html local DNS, DHCP, BOOTP, PXE server

https://github.com/brndnmtthws/conky System Monitor for X displays any info including email and other news feeds on desktop widgets.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreePOPs web email

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeSWITCH telephony

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/NodeMCU firmware for cheap USD $3-$15 WiFi SOC

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowerDNS has all useful feaures including DNSSEC, TSIG, so does dynamic. But no split horizon.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_DNS_server_software

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RetroShare anonymous friend to friend encrypted file and message share for all PC  platforms

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SAS_(software) proprietary statistics

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/SciTE editor all PC platforms (but MacOS proprietary)

Included in SliTaz probably used extensively to configure like tomsrtbt, Damn Small and Puppy Linux:

http://pkgs.slitaz.org/?package=lua

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomsrtbt

http://damnsmalllinux.org/blog/node/199.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabletop_Simulator board games with physical simulation

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tarantool NOSQL tuple store and LUA app server

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TeamSpeak VoIP

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLC_media_player and conversion

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waze GPS navigation

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/WeeChat IRC client all PC platforms (but needs Cygwin for Windows)

 

LCW01p71-85 Lenin “On the So-Called Market Question”, 1893

Lenin took at least two major further steps from C2 chapters 20-21 in this manuscript which was naturally first lost and since buried, as tends to be the fate of discussions of reproduction schemes.

Parts 3 and 5 have important schema and tables worth presenting carefully in spreadsheets. Especially those displayed as images by marxists.org which are barely legible in part 3 and completely illegible in part 5.

In part 3, works out schemes for expanded reproduction with increasing organic composition of capital.

In part 5, shows connection with full input-output tables (while also explaining how division of labor together with impoverishment creates market rather than preventing it). Perhaps the first input-output tables?

Full pdf of all LCW volumes from Progress Publisher’s with legible tables here:

http://www.marx2mao.com/Lenin/Index.html

Full html with illegible images of some tables here:

https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1893/market/index.htm

Manuscript Autumn 1893.

First english translation (?) “Concerning the So-Called Question of Markets”

FLPH, Moscow 1954. Pamphlet, 79pp

PUBLISHER’S NOTE

This translation of V. I. Lenin’s Concerning the So-Called Question of Markets has been made from Vol. 1 of V. I. Lenin’s Works (4th Russian edition), prepared by the M-E-L-S Institute of the CC of the CPSU.

“The manuscript of this work, which had been regarded us utterly lost, came into the possession of the M.E.L. Institute only in 1937.” (footnote 1 to Title page)

Contents I p7 to VIII p72, Notes p78.

Part 3

https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1893/market/03.htm#v01zz99h-084-GUESS

LCW01p84-89, p87 summary table following footnote 18 shows constant 2000 for column “Means of production as means of Consumption”.

FLPHp14-22, p19 correctly shows it growing more slowly than “Means of production as means of Production” but faster than “Means of consumption”, which is the whole point of the summary table. Figures for 1st to 4th year are 2000, 2100, 2150, 2190. Oddly the image at marxists.org does have the correct figures, not those in the pdf.

Footnote 18 mentions typos in the preceding page of schema which Lenin suggests skipping.

To enable people to skip the detail while understanding what is being summarized we have to turn this typesetting jungle from LCWp86-87 into spreadsheets that can be more easily understood. Perhaps steps like this:

1. A spreadsheet that prints just like the original, so people can see we really are doing the same as the original but in spreadsheet rows and columns, including such distractions as:

1.1 “1st year)” instead of a “Year” column with number 1.

1.2 Roman Numerals, and arabic = … v:(c+v) = 20.0% etc

1.3 The letter a. stands for additional capital accumulated

1.4 Partially aligned columns with bent arrows as hints.

1.5 Fractions like 1/26

1.6 “and so forth” instead of using spreadsheet formulas that actually generate the first 4 examples plus as many more as you want and draw graphs etc and allow you to change the paramaters and see how it affects the summary table and graphs of that. (Lenin had the excuse that the first stable advanced version of Visicalc was a century after his handwritten manuscript. But that was 35 years ago so we have no excuse).

2. Eliminate these distractions by actually converting from spreadsheet 1 by formulas that copy and translate to spreadsheet 2. eg fractions that were in columns for numerator and denominator with 1 and 26 become decimals. Roman and arabic stuff become row and column headings etc.

3. Realign and redesign to show how version without distractions actually adds up from (visible) formulas and paramaters

4. Generate all 4 years and more plus the summary table from the forumulas and paramaters.

5. Correct any errors that show up after using formula. Documented by actually subtracting the manual entries in spreadsheet 3 from the generated ones in spreadsheet 4.

Note that the use of arrows and other distractions gets even worse in Part 5 so think about how to do step 1 of part 5 before starting Part 3.

Part 5

https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1893/market/05.htm#v01zz99h-093-GUESS

This is actually six successive sheets which should be in sequence instead of in pairs across two pages.

Similar steps to above, but harder!

TCCp52 Reproduction Proportionalities

“The Capitalist Cycle”:

…is incomplete. It was presented in the autumn of 1927 as a report to the seminar on the theory of reproduction held at the Institute of Red Professors.

Foreward by A. Mendel’son, p3

The three proportionalities on p52 were not explained at all.

It will be necessary to prepare clear explanations of these and other matters, that could only have been understood by Red Professors at such a seminar (and very likely not even by them).

Marx’s explanation of reproduction schemes studied by the seminar are in Capital volume 2, chapters 18-21. They were written in a bout of sleeplessness and are quite unreadable.

Ed George has a detailed summary with diagrams which is less unreadable. It took him a year but is still difficult.

I would love to work with an accountant on providing a shorter version with better notation and diagrams.

This also involves improving on Marx’s framework.

https://readingmarx.wordpress.com/category/capital-volume-2/capital-volume-2-part-3-the-reproduction-and-circulation-of-the-total-social-capital/

Download all these files:

1. https://readingmarx.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/capital_v2_ch18.pdf

2. https://readingmarx.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/capital_v2_ch19.pdf

3. https://readingmarx.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/capital_v2_ch20_part1.pdf

4. https://readingmarx.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/capital_v2_ch20_part21.pdf

5. https://readingmarx.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/capital_v2_ch20_part3.pdf

6. https://readingmarx.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/capital_v2_ch21.pdf

Maksakovsky’s 3 proportionalities on p52

These are for simple reproduction. An imaginary “stationary” situation with no accumulation so no change from year to year. We should represent this by a spreadsheet of stock and flow accounts where the balances end up the same after each period, with all stocks having been reproduced and all purchases and sales balanced by withdrawals and deposits in cash hoards.

In “Theories of Surplus Value” part 1 Marx writes:

[CHAPTER VI ] QUESNAY’S TABLEAU ÉCONOMIQUE (Dig-
ression) ……………………. p308
[6. Significance of the Tableau Гconomique in the History
of Political Economy] p343-4

But in fact it was an attempt to portray the whole production process of capital as a process of reproduction, with circulation merely as the form of this reproductive process; and the circulation of money only as a phase in the circulation of capital;
at the same time to include in this reproductive process the origin of revenue, the exchange between capital and revenue, the relation between reproductive consumption and final consumption; and to include in the circulation of capital the circulation between consumers and producers (in fact between capital and revenue); and finally to present the circulation between the two great divisions of productive labour—raw material production and manufacture—as phases of this reproductive process; and all this depicted in a Tableau which in fact consists of no more than five lines which link together six points of departure or return—
[and this was] in the second third of the eighteenth century, the period when political economy was in its infancy—this was an extremely brilliant conception, incontestably the most brilliant for which political economy had up to then been responsible.

Simple reproduction is a simplified abstraction as preliminary for “expanded reproduction” which is a preliminary for “the capitalist cycle”.

But first we need to give a clear account of the same relations Marx praised Quesnay for brilliantly conceiving. The accounts in our chart of accounts must be classified in overlapping categories such as:

Circulation of Capital

Circulation of Revenue (between Consumers and Producers)

Inputs and Outputs (of Materials for Reproductive Consumption, Plant (eg Machinery) or Instruments of Production and Final Consumption)

Exchanges of both Physical Quantities and Money Values with actual Cash Money.

Aim is to show reproduction of all physical and cash balances at the end of the intertwined phases of purchase of inputs, production and sale of outputs to both consumers (workers and capitalists) and producers.

Then it has to be extended to include extended production “gestation” period with “Work in Progress” and “Depreciation”.

Then “Depreciation” has to include technological obsolescence or “virtual” (“moral” depreciation when old plant is devalued and eventually scrapped with replacement by more productive (and capital intensive) new plant. This is much more difficult as is explained in Maksakovsky chapter 2 but is essential for accumulation and a cycle.

Not possible to understand cycle without first understanding accumulation in a “moving equilibrium” of expanded reproduction with exchange at values.

Not possible to understand expanded reproduction without first understanding simple (stationary) reproduction with no accumulation. That is what we are looking at here.

Finally have to add credit and financial accounts as in chapter 3 of Maksakovsky. We are postponing that until much later.

All references C2 are to chapter 20 (Simple Reproduction) of volume 2 of Karl Marx. “Capital”. Downloads 3 and 5 are the ones quoted below. Page references are to Moscow FLPH edition in Maksakovsky and to Penguin edition in Ed George downloads.

1). v1 + s1 = c2 (or > for expanded reproduction)

This is widely quoted and possibly even understood by people quoting it.

2). v(luxuries) < s(necessaries) footnote 12

This is an unimportant distraction not needed for Maksakovsky’s theory but is easily explained the same way as formula 1 is explained. So it is useful as a preliminary to the more important and more difficult third proportionality below.

Both these first two easier proportionalities are given together in section IV of download 3, pp10-11. That file gives details and needs to be understood before attempting the third proportionality.

IV The conditions for simple reproduction
Three conclusions flow from all this:
1. The new value annual product of department I (i.e. v + s) is equal to the constant capital value component of the product of department II. If the former were smaller than the latter, department II would not be able to completely replace its constant capital; if larger, then a surplus would arise. ‘In both cases, the assumption of simple reproduction would be destroyed.’41
2. The variable capital component of the luxury means of consumption sector’s annual product can only be reconverted into capital through exchange with a part of the surplus-value component of the necessary means of consumption sector’s product. This implies two things: not only this exchange itself, but also that IIbv < IIas . [This corresponds to Maksakovsky’s footnote 12, C2, p408 Moscow FLPH]

3 These two ratios – I(v + s) = IIc and IIbv < IIas – ‘remain qualitatively decisive in every distribution of the annual social product, in as much as this actually goes into the process of annual reproduction mediated by circulation’;42 are, in other words, the necessary conditions for simple reproduction.43

=======
41 C2, p. 484

42 C2, p. 484. ‘With these ratios fixed, an increase (or decrease) [for example] in the scale of department I will increase (or decrease) v + s in that department, and similarly any change in department II will alter c in department II. If v + s in I exceeded c in II, then capital would have to be transferred from I to II in order to reach the necessary balance, and so on. Such a transfer would not, of course, normally take place smoothly but would involve a crisis, a temporary breakdown in reproduction. What Marx demonstrates is that it is logically possible for a capitalist society to reproduce itself, not that it will always do so smoothly.’ Anthony Brewer, A Guide to Marx’s Capital , p. 116, italicisation added.

43 At which point Marx adds a rather important caveat: ‘It goes without saying [!] that this applies only to the extent that all this is really a result of the reproduction process itself, i.e. in as much as [for example] the capitalists in IIb do not […] obtain their v on credit from another source.’ C2, p. 484, italicisation added. Marx here also reminds us that we assuming that ‘the scale of production and the value ratios involved in it remain constant’, i.e. that we are excluding foreign trade from our picture, a remark that not only tells us something important about simple reproduction but also about foreign trade.

[These page references are to C2 Penguin edition.]

3. c2(depreciation expenses) = c2(capex)

This is given on p7 of download 5.

[T]he fixed component of department II’s constant capital which in any given year has been transformed back into money to its full value and thus has to be renewed in kind (section 1) has to be equal to the annual wear and tear of the other fixed component of the constant capital in department II which still goes on functioning in its old natural form, and whose wear and tear, the loss of value that it transfers to the commodities in whose production it is involved, has first to be replaced in money. Such a balance accordingly appears as a law of reproduction on the same scale […].8

8 C2, p. 540, italicisation added. [Penguin edition]

Shorter quote in Maksakovsky p52 footnote 13 is same in C2 Moscow FLPH, p464. Latin phrase “in natura” means “in kind” ie in same natural form eg renewed machines replaced by machines not by money or food.

The whole 10 pages are a difficult and tedious explanation of it.

I would like to use this book to develop a better notation and diagrams for explaining Maksakovsky:

7. http://muratopia.org/Yamaguchi/macrodynamics/Macro%20Dynamics.pdf (17.9MB)

Related material at:

http://muratopia.org/Yamaguchi/MacroBook.html