Leader: Felix Harcourt
Book: Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don’t Talk About It)
Author: Elizabeth Anderson
Description: This interdisciplinary collection of essays begins with two lectures by social philosopher Elizabeth Anderson, and then moves on to four responses that engage with economics, history, literature, and political science, concluding with Anderson’s comments on those responses. Bridging disciplines and divisions, Private Government asks us to consider the nature and extent of the arbitrary and unaccountable power wielded by many employers in the modern world.