This was a really interesting (not short) read about a philosophy with a novel take on justice and equality and freedom: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/07/the-philosopher-redefining-equality
@jackolas My impression was that neoliberalism doesn't fare too well under her philosophy. I don't feel like I know enough to say, "Her ideas are great!" Just that it was an interesting take.
@benhamill I really, really hate this on a first skim but it also looks like there's good stuff to be mined from it if I can stop my inner anarchist from bristling all the time.
@benhamill Turns out there is some interesting stuff on Anderson over there, but it’s mostly coming from the left of her earlier, more libertarian, phase. There is an actual piece by her in a symposium on Piketty, though, along with some mild critique. Search results here - apologies for not editing, but they’re short enough to skim and a bit long to summarise:
Various disconnected thoughts on Last Boost:
- "private government" is a really good way of phrasing it, and I should look for more work by people using that framework
- her definition of freedom puts, arguably, datakraken/big-data assembling of targetted profiles as a direct attack on people's freedom to be themselves.