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SUMMARY - Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (And Why We Don’t Talk About It) By Elizabeth Anderson

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will discover why most American companies can be considered dictatorships, but also, how to remedy this. You will also discover : how the market economy was developed along with the democratic notions of freedom and equality; how this economy was designed to work with a majority of individual entrepreneurs; how the explosion of wage-labour following the industrial revolution undermined these ideals; that the corporation now exercises a dictatorial type of power over the employees, at least in the United States; what alternatives make it possible to combine market economy and individual liberties. Elizabeth Anderson teaches philosophy at the prestigious Princeton University, where she focuses on social issues and the challenge of equality. Her book transcribes two lectures given in 2015, and presents the originality of then giving a voice to her opponents, in order to nourish her own reflection. His deliberately provocative remarks revolve around two main ideas. On the one hand, Anderson observes that the market, designed to be liberating, is today proving to be a source of oppression for many employees. The company functions like a private government, which constrains them in a way they would not tolerate from a democratic state. On the other hand, she points out that this issue is largely underestimated, even denied in political and academic discourse. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

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Publication Date
Jun 5, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781291718256
Category
Business & Economics
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Shortcut Edition

Specifications

Pages
33
Binding
Saddle Stitch
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm)

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