Mark, Wes, Seth, and Dylan continue to discuss “What Is the Point of Equality?” (1999) and how it lays foundations for Private Government (2017).
We connect Anderson’s idea of democratic equality with Rawlsian liberalism, with luck egalitarianism, Kantian alienable autonomy, Adam Smith, communism, and more. Is her idea of the economy as “cooperative, joint production” sensible or creepy?
Our interview with Anderson starts in Part One. You can get all three parts together, plus (soon) Wes’s new (sub)Text episode on Freud, with a PEL Citizenship or $5 Patreon pledge. Please support PEL!
End song: “Straight Job” by Rod Picott. Hear him on Nakedly Examined Music #80.
Picture by Genevieve Arnold.