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Capital as Power by Jonathan Nitzan
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really liked it

While the first few hundred pages seemed bland to me the first reading, the emphasis on sound measurement in science cannot be stressed enough and Nitzan does a fantastic job of going through it and offering an alternative. It is a difficult read, I was well versed in economics and political science and this took me two or three reads, but it is worth it. I don't think there is a more valuable book in my collection. While many economists have criticized the entirety of neo-classical economics, and many have offered various adjustments, none have offered an alternative theory of value which is a fundamental block of economics. Everything is built around it and Nitzan is the first to offer a new theory in over 50 years. That in itself is an achievement. My only disagreements with his work is mainly semantics. I am saddened that a work which emphasizes prices and measurement does not have much on monetary economics.

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