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On being original and the urgent need for meritocracy in our society

Our society is rapidly disintegrating into a web of mediocrity . We don’t want to work hard any more rather find quick fixes to the problem . 409 more words


To Dictate or not. That is the question

Greetings fellow Bloggers,

Today, i shall mostly be discussing the Governance models used in the Open Source community. It would appear that there are two models of governance that most projects adopt, with a mix of the two creeping in here and there. 309 more words

Blogging About Stuff

What We Cannot Learn from the Udacity/GT Partnership

Today’s Chronicle of Higher Education features an article by Steve Kolowich about the potential impact of the Udacity/Georgia Tech/AT&T online master’s program on the future cost of higher education: 712 more words

Establishment and Meritocracy

Establishment and Meritocracy
By Peter Hennessy
Haus Curiosities – £7.99

There’s a really apt quote that Peter Hennessy refers to in this altogether incisive essay, which does much to highlight the differing twain betwixt the smokescreen compliance of ‘the haves,’ and the all imbued, British induced myopic silence of the ‘have-nots.’ 467 more words


The Rosy View bias on meritocracy



How much does merit contribute to success? A rosy view is that success is mostly due to merit, while a dark view is that success is mostly not due to merit, but instead due to what we see as illicit factors, such as luck, looks, wit, wealth, race, gender, politics, etc.

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The Meritocracy of Education

We go through digestive stages when we first view the phrase “meritocracy rules America.” Let me explain.

Stage 1: Woah Woah Woah

As Americans, any word that ends in “ocracy” and doesn’t start with “dem” is immediately repellent. 413 more words