Does meritocracy lack merit? A critique from “The Meritocracy Trap”

For Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovitz, the word “meritocracy” is ironically named – he argues the meritocratic ideal both lacks “merit” and creates a new form of aristocracy that hurts social mobility. This article looks at takeaways from his book, “The Meritocracy Trap”.

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Witch Hunt 2019 Version: On What Grounds Do You Stand?

“What if everything we are taught in economics 101 is not only wrong, but may even be setting us up for populism, dictatorship or revolution?” Wondering why that’s the case? Read more about a modern “witch hunt” in an “economy of deception” littered by “preference falsification”.

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What Doesn’t Kill You Kills Again: A Game of Thrones in the War of the Roses

Churchill said: “In a war, you can only be killed once. But in politics, many times.” War is both a force that divides and a propaganda that unites. The War of Roses is a vivid example of how politics is a never-ending war with no triumph that is constant and with no threat that is fleeting.

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Life Is The Ultimate Imitation Game (René Girard reading notes 1)

“Man differs from the other animals in his greater aptitude for imitation.” Let’s look at this quote from Aristotle from the modern lens of evolutionary biology, identity politics, game theory, and AI.

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What Silence Quietly Says: On The Chilling Effect & Strategic Silence

Silence speaks. Are you self-censoring via the Chilling Effect, or censoring others via Strategic Silence?

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