Book review: The Community of Advantage

I’ve written a review of Robert Sugden’s book, The Community of Advantage, for the LSE Review of Books. Here’s an extract:

The Community of Advantage is a rich and wide-ranging work, touching on welfare economics, political philosophy, value theory and meta-ethics. Apart from the formal analysis of the later chapters, it is clear, readable and accessible, even for novices. Almost inevitably, Sugden’s treatment of some of these subjects is more superficial than others, but his book hangs together well as a unified, coherent and plausible worldview, set in opposition to the dominant approaches of orthodox and behavioural economics. Whether you swallow it whole or reject the entire argument, there are insights, objections and challenges to learn from throughout.

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