<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-K3L4M3" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">

Flat White

The moral hazard of Managerialism

29 February 2024

11:44 PM

29 February 2024

11:44 PM

If you’re a political enthusiast who hasn’t been living under a rock over the past decade, there’s a strong likelihood you’ve stumbled upon the concept of the ‘managerialist’ or ‘managerial class’. But what does this actually mean?

Managerialism is a term first coined by American philosopher James Burnham in 1941 through the release of his book The Managerial Revolution, in which he prophesied the rise of a new class of managers to replace the entrepreneurial capitalists of the 19th Century.

Burnham essentially envisaged a society in which state control of enterprise is concealed from the public eye by the installation of a...

Already a subscriber? Log in

Get 10 issues
for $10

Subscribe to The Spectator Australia today for the next 10 magazine issues, plus full online access, for just $10.

  • Delivery of the weekly magazine
  • Unlimited access to spectator.com.au and app
  • Spectator podcasts and newsletters
  • Full access to spectator.co.uk
Or

Unlock this article

REGISTER


Comments

Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator Australia readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Close