To Kill a Mockingbird of Merit

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To Kill a Mockingbird of Merit

“Meritocracy has flourished in the West since the advent of capitalism and particularly since the 1960s in the form of ‘equality of opportunity and before the law’… Recent books, such as those mentioned above, voice concerns about the ethical failures and corrosive individualism of meritocracy…. But certainly, the abolition of the merit principle is not the way to go either as it invites mediocrity as a new norm.” Sophie Dulesh looks at meritocracy’s long history and the challenges it faces in today’s world of ‘equity.’

“Meritocracy has flourished in the West since the advent of capitalism and particularly since the 1960s in the form of ‘equality of opportunity and before the law’… Recent books, such as those mentioned above, voice concerns about the ethical failures and corrosive individualism of meritocracy…. But certainly, the abolition of the merit principle is not the way to go either as it invites mediocrity as a new norm.” Sophie Dulesh looks at meritocracy’s long history and the challenges it faces in today’s world of ‘equity.’

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