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Is your success merited?

The idea of Meritocracy deserves a long debate and there have been plenty both in a local context as well as at the international level. However I would like to discuss the concept of meritocracy and how it has been applied in Singapore. 1,069 more words

Singapore

Bush, Clinton, Trudeau, and democracy

Greenwald makes an obvious point that, for some reason, not enough people have been making:

Having someone who is the brother of one former president and the son of another run against the wife of still another former president would be sweetly illustrative of all sorts of degraded and illusory aspects of American life, from meritocracy to class mobility.

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Politique

An Italian Expat: One of a million

Apparently 100,000 people leave Italy every year in search for hope. A job, studies and most importantly meritocracy: a society where their work and effort is recognised and a place where the more you work the more likely it is you’ll get to the top. 730 more words

Travel Writing

No Child Left Behind in American Society, An Impossible Dream

No child left behind in American society?  It is an impossible dream from where I am, at the margin of a middle class community.

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Current Affairs

THE "iPHONE" MAY HAVE TAUGHT US TO ACCEPT MERITOCRACY

IN A WORLD WHERE CHANGE IS THE ONLY THING THAT THIS IS CONSISTENT, I OFTEN WONDER WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THINGS CHANGE SO MINUTELY THAT YOU CAN BARELY TELL THE DIFFERENCE? 319 more words

LIFE

ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Ignazio Marino Sindaco di Roma Capitale & "The Hidden Treasure of Rome", s.v., Dr. Ignazio Roberto Marino, Abstract - "A Step backward for Italy's meritocracy," Thomas Jefferson University (USA) & Science, May 4th, 2012, Vol. 336, Issue 6081, p. 541.

ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Ignazio Marino Sindaco di Roma Capitale & “The Hidden Treasure of Rome”, s.v., Dr. Ignazio Roberto Marino, Abstract – “A Step backward for Italy’s meritocracy,” Thomas Jefferson University (USA) & Science, May 4th, 2012, Vol. 221 more words

Facebook Chauffeurs to Organize

I know yall were hoping that the tech boom could just be a narcissistic clusterfuck of the mythical ‘meritocracy,’ in which you get paid millions to do nothing by a magic hand that turns out to be the Justice Department, but it turns out the people are getting organized. 19 more words