Studies in Mutualist Political Economy
The third in my paperback reprint series at lulu.com is Kevin Carson’s Studies in Mutualist Political Economy. I think I improved on the original edition’s cover art — I’m getting better at it — and my version is cheaper than the one at Amazon.
How do I like the book? Carson shoves the invisible hand of subjective utility so far up the puppet head of the labor theory of value that its googly (but socially necessary) eyeballs bug out. I find it hard to think of his “labor” theory of value as anything other than a subjective utility theory, expressed unnecessarily in terms of labor.
But these are provisional judgments, and I’m not done with the book. I might have more to say about it later.