On the Professional-Managerial Class.
Catherine Liu joins us to talk about the worst class in history (the PMC), and how and why they hoard all forms of secularised value. We discuss the development of the PMC as a class, figure out when it stopped being “heroic”, and debate who the PMC’S leader might be. We conclude by asking whether the Left needs the PMC (or vice versa?).
The discussion will continue next week – focusing on recent unionising in professional workplaces, how the PMC brings up its children, and whether the “culture industry” is still a thing – in a subscriber-only episode on our patreon.
Virtue Hoarders: The Case Against the Professional-Managerial Class, Catherine Liu, University of Minnesota Press, 2021
Moral Minoritarianism from the Ashes of Left Populism, George Hoare, Damage
Saving Britain’s Universities report, Lee Jones & Phillip Cunliffe, Cieo