September 2023

PWF Book Review: Our Lives in Their Portfolios

Michael Bennon

Christophers, Brett. Our Lives in Their Portfolios: Why Asset Managers Own the World. Verso, 2023.

The infrastructure asset class, and P3s as part of it, are the subject of a new, detailed and biting survey in Brett Christophers’ Our Lives in their Portfolios: Why Asset Managers Own the World. The book’s subject is what the author refers to as the “asset manager society,” which is not P3s or privatization per se, but rather the broad trend towards a world in which asset managers like infrastructure funds “increasingly own and control our most essential physical systems and frameworks, providing the most basic means of social functioning and reproduction.”

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