Virtue Hoarders: The Case against the Professional Managerial Class
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FEATURING CATHERINE LIU – As politicians debate whether or not Americans deserve a $15 an hour minimum wage or decent unemployment benefits, a forgiveness of onerous college loan debt, or nationalized healthcare, a new book singles out the so-called Professional Managerial Class (PMC). It’s author Catherine Liu calls the PMC “the credentialed elite class that serves capitalism while insisting on its own progressive heroism.” In other words, those who are members of the PMC offer up their liberal views as compensation for serving capitalist structures buttressing their own power.
Catherine Liu, professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Copying Machines: Taking Notes for the Automaton, and her latest, Virtue Hoarders: The Case against the Professional Managerial Class.