The Cult of the Supreme Manager

From the Observer
We swap democracy for dictatorship when we go from home to work. Air grievances about politicians as a citizen and you risk nothing. Speak out against managers as an employee and you risk your livelihood. In normal times, biting your tongue is not too shameful a tactic. Not all managers are monsters and, in any case, if workers broadcast their failings, the most obvious beneficiaries are their company’s business rivals, which may profit and grow, and drive the workers’ firm under. The ignored lesson of the Great Crash of 2008, however, is that when normal times end, the dictatorship of the manageriat can ruin companies and the rest of society.
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3 Comments to “The Cult of the Supreme Manager”

  1. “The ignored lesson of the Great Crash of 2008, however, is that when normal times end, the dictatorship of the manageriat can ruin companies and the rest of society.”
    All oligarchies are self-serving and self-destroying, eventually. Look at Stalin.
    James Burnham’s managerial revolution has come true, even without Orwell’s help. Modern corporatism is frighteningly similar to the crude totalitarianisms of the C20th.

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