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Joshua Preiss - Just Work For All: The American Dream in the 21st Century

Just Work for All

Friday, September 23, 2022

12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street


Professor Joshua Preiss will join the Rhodes center to discuss his new book "Just Work for All:The American Dream in the 21st Century" 

This is a book about the American Dream: how to understand this central principle of American public philosophy, the ways in which it is threatened by a number of winner-take-all economic trends, and how to make it a reality for workers and their families in the 21st century. Integrating political philosophy and the history of political thought with recent work in economics, political science, and sociology, this book calls for renewed political and policy commitment to “just work.”

Meet the Author
Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance

Joshua Preiss is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Minnesota State University, Mankato. His research is in social and political philosophy, political economy, applied ethics, and the philosophy of economics. His forthcoming works include “Freedom and Financial Market Reform,” in the anthology Philosophy of Money & Finance (Oxford), “Just and Free Work: The Promise and Peril of Global Value Chains” in the Handbook of the Economics of Global Value Chains (Cambridge), and “Relational Goods and Relational Justice: Community, Care, and Recognition in a Post-Covid World of Work,” in Pandemic Relations: [Re] Forging our Moral Bonds in the Time of Covid-19 (Routledge). For academic year 2016-2017, Preiss was Associate Professor of Political Theory at Brown University.