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The problem with meritocracy

By Tom Streithorst  

Meritocracy, along with lavish self-regard, engenders a brutal insecurity

I was born into the upper middle class, and here I remain. Had I been born in a council estate, I’m pretty sure I’d still be living in a council estate. When we object to meritocracy it is generally because we think it a noble ideal our society has not yet achieved. Considering George W. Bush became President, George Osborne is Chancellor and Will Smith’s son is a movie star, we still seem…

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