This book shows that Marx's Labor Theory of Value can be understood as integral part of the United Nations's System of National Accounts in the general form given to it by Nobel Laureate Richard Stone and his team in 1968. Stone's very general concept of 'total labor costs' indeed fulfills important Marxian propositions, as e.g. 'the law of falling labor content'. This measure of 'total labor costs' confirms Marx's theory of exploitation empirically without any need for 'value / price invariance principles' between 'essence' and 'appearance' and also without any need for so-called 'prices of production', a purely hypothetical intermediate pricing system between value and average market prices -- for which no 'transformation problem' whatsoever has to be solved or even to be formulated,
The UN's SNA of 1990 however, in particular its stupidly revised measurement of labor productivity, no longer provides Stone's set of coherently defined measures and propositions as proper basis for the analytical form of 'Marxian Economics' of the 1980's, not to mention the vulgar Marxist form that dominated the understanding of Marx' Capital and its application to current ruthless capitalism thereafter.
This website provided a public domain (non-commercial) pre-publication platform, first established in March 2015, the preliminary chapters of which will now appear in finalized form as book at Edward Elgar Publishing in June 2018.