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Growth, Meritocracy, Apple(s) and Mangoes? - Let's talk about that...

I wasn’t really sure which article to choose so I put them all in this post…

Growth – 

UK economy records fastest growth since 2007… 667 more words

The International Dimension

These are the days of our lives

I am writing this on 26 January, 2015. Australians worldwide celebrate this day as “Australia Day” – the official national day of Australia.  Twelve months ago, in an article called “A day for all” (see 29 January, 2014),  I wrote about the background to this day and how it has evolved over time  – for some, but not all, Australians. 793 more words

A drop in the ocean: the monarchy and British culture

If you repeat complete nonsense often enough, people will eventually give in and believe you.

That’s the impression I get a lot when discussing the pros and cons of having a monarchy in Britain. 541 more words

America’s Elite: An Hereditary Meritocracy - The Economist

The children of the rich and powerful are increasingly well suited to earning wealth and power themselves. That’s a problem.


Why Meritocracy Fails

Consider this model.

You have a lower middle-class man. Average intelligence, no special abilities or talents, mediocre work prospects and income. But he has one attribute of value. 612 more words


Lankan meritocracy? What's that asks Sirisena?

Let’s applaud the new prime minister Sirisena for his promise during his election campaign, that there would be an end to corruption and nepotism.

Oh! Did you say the new chairperson of Telecom was Kumarasinghe Sirisena, the prime minister’s brother? 15 more words

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