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43 - Tyranny at Work feat. Elizabeth Anderson

Good in Theory: A Political Philosophy Podcast

Americans hate when the state tells them what to do. They’ve got freer speech, freer access to guns and less regulation on business than any other rich country. So why do they let their work bosses walk all over them? American workers have less rights and worse conditions than workers in any other developed country. Employers can fire employees at will, impose arbitrary schedules and prevent them from forming unions. They tell them what to wear, what they can publicly say and even when they can take a shit. Why do freedom-loving Americans stand for this? Elizabeth Anderson is a philosopher at Michigan State University, Ann Arbor. She thinks her country is in the grip of free-market ideology AKA “libertarianism” AKA “classical liberalism.” According to this viewpoint, any interference by the state in the private sector is a violation of freedom. But when the state won’t defend workers’ rights, they allow employers to subject their employees to a tyrannical form of “private government.” Freedom for the boss means servitude for the worker. We talk about the history of this ideology, the consequences for American workers and how the tide may finally be starting to turn.  Support the show

54mins

6 Jun 2022

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Jamie & Elizabeth Anderson | Anderson Farms, Farmers Bank & Trust

Up in Your Business with Kerry McCoy

Ep 286 | Aired 3/4/2022Today on Up In Your Business with Kerry McCoy I sit down for a conversation with a power couple that has deep roots in Arkansas: the 2019 Farm Family of the Year, Jamie Anderson and his wife Elizabeth Burns Anderson. There are not many businesses that last past the second generation, and certainly not the third. But Anderson Farms, a fish hatchery, and Farmers Bank and Trust in Magnolia are the exception.Founded in 1949 by his great grandfather, Jamie Anderson became the fourth generation to run their fish farm, made up of 3,300 acres of water with an 11,000 square foot fish hatchery. This makes them the largest producer of bait fish in the world.Elizabeth Burns Anderson is the fifth generation to run her family business, Farmers Bank and Trust, founded over 100 years ago by her great, great grandfathers.Listen for some fish and finance talk. Learn farm folklore: about how the Anderson Fish Farm began from fish caught in the Bayou Meto, the different types of bait fish available, and a debate over farm raised vs wild caught salmon.

52mins

4 Mar 2022

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Elizabeth Anderson, "Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) (Princeton UP, 2019)

New Books in Economics

One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number almost certainly would be higher if we recognized employers for what they are-private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives. Many employers minutely regulate workers' speech, clothing, and manners on the job, and employers often extend their authority to the off-duty lives of workers, who can be fired for their political speech, recreational activities, diet, and almost anything else employers care to govern. In Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) (Princeton UP, 2019), Elizabeth Anderson examines why, despite all this, we continue to talk as if free markets make workers free, and she proposes a better way to think about the workplace, opening up space for discovering how workers can enjoy real freedom.Elizabeth Anderson is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan and specializes in political philosophy, ethics, and feminist philosophy. She is the author of The Imperative of Integration, and Value in Ethics and Economics.Tom Discenna is Professor of Communication at Oakland University whose work examines issues of academic labor and communicative labor more broadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/economics

54mins

7 Feb 2022

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Elizabeth Anderson, "Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) (Princeton UP, 2019)

New Books in Critical Theory

One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number almost certainly would be higher if we recognized employers for what they are-private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives. Many employers minutely regulate workers' speech, clothing, and manners on the job, and employers often extend their authority to the off-duty lives of workers, who can be fired for their political speech, recreational activities, diet, and almost anything else employers care to govern. In Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) (Princeton UP, 2019), Elizabeth Anderson examines why, despite all this, we continue to talk as if free markets make workers free, and she proposes a better way to think about the workplace, opening up space for discovering how workers can enjoy real freedom.Elizabeth Anderson is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan and specializes in political philosophy, ethics, and feminist philosophy. She is the author of The Imperative of Integration, and Value in Ethics and Economics.Tom Discenna is Professor of Communication at Oakland University whose work examines issues of academic labor and communicative labor more broadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/critical-theory

54mins

7 Feb 2022

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Elizabeth Anderson, "Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) (Princeton UP, 2019)

New Books in Political Science

One in four American workers says their workplace is a "dictatorship." Yet that number almost certainly would be higher if we recognized employers for what they are-private governments with sweeping authoritarian power over our lives. Many employers minutely regulate workers' speech, clothing, and manners on the job, and employers often extend their authority to the off-duty lives of workers, who can be fired for their political speech, recreational activities, diet, and almost anything else employers care to govern. In Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It) (Princeton UP, 2019), Elizabeth Anderson examines why, despite all this, we continue to talk as if free markets make workers free, and she proposes a better way to think about the workplace, opening up space for discovering how workers can enjoy real freedom.Elizabeth Anderson is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan and specializes in political philosophy, ethics, and feminist philosophy. She is the author of The Imperative of Integration, and Value in Ethics and Economics.Tom Discenna is Professor of Communication at Oakland University whose work examines issues of academic labor and communicative labor more broadly. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

54mins

7 Feb 2022

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"A vastly better world than our current world is within our grasp": A Conversation with philosopher Elizabeth Anderson

Journey of an Aesthete Podcast https://www.jouneyofanaesthetepodcast.com/

"I am not able to introduce properly our guest Elizabeth Anderson without first being candid about my love for a certain kind of philosophizing and I don't mean "popular" philosophy" but the rather unpopular work that is ensconced in the academy. Indeed had I not gone into music and artistic practice more generally I most would surely have loved or ended up with some kind of career in an academic discipline like philosophy save for one reservation I had: what I perceived as the stifling politics and necessary socialization of such an environment. Such was my interest in the field that I read an obscure Ph D thesis by our current guest before she became as well known as she is today: Value In Ethics And Economics, way back in 1993. I don't think there were many pianists/composers who read that book back then but then again I have always had the most eclectic of tastes, as well as ranges of interests, something that I have found to be most helpful in our podcast. A few decades since, Elizabeth Anderson has not been content to be a scholar but has become a prominent public intellectual, and in my view, one of the very best. She writes on issues that affect so many of us in society, from integration to the ethics and conditions of our workplaces.  Much like our episode with George Ketab , I really enjoy episodes like these where I can put all of my reading and education to some use and go into the weeds a little bit which for me is a way of relaxing in fact.  Anderson studied with one of the greatest thinkers in the twentieth century, John Rawls, and some of his influence of course is present. Yet Anderson is a unique and independent thinker, appearing to follow wherever the evidence leads. Given my love of the quotidian of course I am partial to her pragmatic attention to daily life and what it feels like as well as her considerable vision for a better future, that she thinks completely with in the realm of human possibility.  My wish is that the listener gets as much enjoyment from our discussion as we did engaging in it." Professor Anderon's Bio Professor Elizabeth Anderson specializes in moral, social and political philosophy, feminist theory, social epistemology, and the philosophy of economics and the social sciences. She is particularly interested in exploring the interactions of social science with moral and political theory, how we learn to improve our value judgments, the epistemic functions of emotions and democratic deliberation, and issues of race, gender, and equality.  For a more extensive, in depth look at her full bio, works and episode notes, visit us here:https://www.facebook.com/journeyofanaesthetepodcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mitch-hampton/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mitch-hampton/support

1hr 21mins

14 Sep 2021

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Elizabeth Anderson och poängen med jämlikhet

Filosofiska rummet

Den amerikanska filosofen Elizabeth S Anderson menar att målet för jämlikhet inte är att kompensera människor för oförtjänt otur, utan att göra slut på socialt påtvingat förtryck. Programmets producent Thomas Lunderquist talar med professor Anderson, och i studion samtalar filosofen Lena Halldenius med nationalekonomen Andreas Bergh och författaren och översättaren Anders Hansson, om poängen med jämlikhet, delvis utifrån Andersons idéer. Programledare Lars Mogensen.

44mins

10 Sep 2021

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Exposing Spiritual Abuse - Emily Elizabeth Anderson

Wanted at the Table

Join us at the table as we talk spiritual abuse, finding freedom, and Gods true heart for the body of Christ. Learn from our friend Emily as she shares her testimony of getting free from a spiritual cult. Learn about her platform “Thriving Forward” and how she now helps women find freedom and health in Jesus! Follow along with Emily @thrivingforward --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

40mins

2 Aug 2021

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27. Grace with Your Mental Health with Elizabeth Anderson

Grace Momma Grace

Has motherhood ever broken you down? In this episode, Brynne brings on guest Elizabeth Anderson to chat about brokenness in motherhood, and rebuilding to be lifted higher in mental health, body image, and ambitions. Listen up my beautiful friends! 

42mins

19 Apr 2021

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Bonus episode- Interview with philosopher Elizabeth Anderson about her book Private Government

Wonking Off: A Policy and Politics Podcast

Joe sits down with renowned philosopher Elizabeth Anderson to discuss her book Private Government, about the many ways employers restrict the liberty and undermine the social equality of their employees, and the stubbornness and stickiness of America's love affair with free market ideology.  This interview is closely related to the Wonking Off episodes covering free speech and the internet, specifically regarding the issue of "cancel culture."  

37mins

27 Mar 2021

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