In this conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Daniel Chandler – author of the new book Free and Equal: What Would a Fair Society Look Like? – discusses key principles that a better and fairer society could be based on; shows what makes John Rawls’ ideas so exceptionally relevant today and how they could help improve the democratic process; explains how placing questions of power, control, dignity, and self-respect at the center of liberal economic thinking would foster new economic arrangements; and discusses where egalitarian liberalism has already been practiced and with what consequences.
Daniel Chandler is an economist and philosopher based at the London School of Economics.
Free and Equal: What Would a Fair Society Look Like? has just been published by Allen Lane.
In collaboration with Lucie Hunter