If you are interested in my theory, outlined in the MANIFESTO OF THE NEW ECONOMIC THEORY then I can write a book or an article for your order to be published in your journal.
"The main substance governing people is freedom. But freedom not only in the political sense. The more a person has opportunities, the more he is free. And the greater the possibility that he will use these opportunities, the more he is free. For example, if a person begins to experience hunger then the possibility that he will read, play music, or play sports decreases .The more a person is hungry, the less free he is. Therefore, the cost of food is gradually increasing for him.
The food restores his freedom, and the more he was hungry, the more freedom is with food. Thus, the value of the product is measured by the freedom that it gives or returns.
Any strong desire reduces the freedom of a man, and the more freedom he returns to himself having obtained the desired product, the higher the value of the product is. Even if this product - the usual glass beads.
But the product may increase a person's freedom objectively, allowing him to travel, to receive information, to practice arts or sports. In any case, the value of goods - freedom, obtained by a person together with goods.
If one person is thirsty and has thus left the food and the other person has left the water, but he is hungry, then exchanging water and food, they both increase their freedom. This is the essence of exchange. All participants increase their freedom.
If people's actions are controlled by the desire to obtain greater freedom, it is logical to assume that freedom - the purpose of long-term development and the main criterion of progress. It may be argued that a savage had more freedom than a modern man who has lots of restrictions .But, in fact, we giving away part of our freedom in the form of numerous constraints obtain the freedom much greater.We may be interested in the sciences, travel, work in various fields, get involved in arts, etc. At the same time, a savage could only spend all the time in the struggle for survival."