How bosses are (literally) like dictators

Vox Dictators

Source: Elizabeth Anderson
Affiliation: Vox

In this article, Elizabeth Anderson argues that businesses are a form of government, and that workplaces are predominantly spaces of private government, where the subjects (workers) kept separate from the systems of governance, which are controlled by employers. Thus, workplaces are, in a word, dictatorships. Anderson contends that workplaces should become more like the democracies they exist within, where the people have clear sets of rights, means to defend them, and access to the systems of power that shape and enforce the rules. 

Keywords: Anderson , Democracy , Exploitation , Government , Manipulation , Politics , Rights , Tech Ethics , Tech Industry