Virtue Hoarders : The Case Against the Professional Managerial Class by Catherine Liu


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A denunciation of the credentialed elite class that serves capitalism while insisting on its own progressive heroism

Professional Managerial Class (PMC) elite workers labor in a world of performative identity and virtue signaling, publicizing an ability to do ordinary things in fundamentally superior ways. Author Catherine Liu shows how the PMC stands in the way of social justice and economic redistribution by promoting meritocracy, philanthropy, and other self-serving operations to abet an individualist path to a better world. Virtue Hoarders is an unapologetically polemical call to reject making a virtue out of taste and consumption habits.

About the Author

Catherine Liu is professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Univ Of Minnesota Press (26 Jan. 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 90 pages