Kevin Carson

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Kevin Carson is an American social theorist and mutualist known for his left-libertarianism.[1]:28 He is a Senior Fellow and Karl Hess Chair in Social Theory at the Center for a Stateless Society.[2] Carson's Studies in Mutualist Political Economy aims to revive interest in mutualism, synthesizing Austrian economics with the labor theory of value by incorporating both subjectivism and time preference.[3] His work has been addressed by anarcho-capitalist economist Walter Block [4] and his Center for a Stateless Society colleague, the philosopher Roderick T. Long.[5]

Selected works[edit]

  • Studies in Mutualist Political Economy (2007)[3][2]
  • Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective (2008)[2]
  • The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto (2010)[2]
  • The Desktop Regulatory State: The Countervailing Power of Individuals and Networks (2016)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Shannon, Deric; Nocella II, Anthony; Asimakopoulos, John (2012). The Accumulation of Freedom. Oakland, Edinburgh, Baltimore: AK Press. ISBN 978-1849350945.
  2. ^ a b c d Nathan J. Jun, ed. (2017). Brill's Companion to Anarchism and Philosophy. BRILL. p. 20. ISBN 978-90-04-35689-4.
  3. ^ a b Long, Roderick T. (2006). "Editorial to Symposium Issue on Studies in Mutualist Political Economy". Journal of Libertarian Studies. 20 (1): 34.
  4. ^ Block, Walter. Kevin Carson as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Journal of Libertarian Studies, Volume 20, No. 1 (Winter 2006), pp. 35–36
  5. ^ Long, Roderick. "Land-locked: A Critique of Carson on Property Rights". Journal of Libertarian Studies, Volume 20, No. 1 (Winter 2006): 87–95

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