A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you
Mark (Clifton)
Source: Aeon, 08 March, 2019
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Author’s Conclusion

  1. Despite the moral assurance and personal flattery that meritocracy offers to the successful, it ought to be abandoned both as a belief about how the world works and as a general social ideal.
  2. It’s false, and believing in it encourages selfishness, discrimination and indifference to the plight of the unfortunate.

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