Yes, also in Oslo, certainly one of the homelands of meritocracy, the possibilities to find a job as soon as possible may depend on… 206 more words
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Theresa May made a revealing foray into the world of ‘blue-skies’ policy thinking at the weekend with the publication of a Sunday Telegraph article in which she described her mission to tackle ‘some of the burning injustices’ that ‘undermine the solidarity of our society’ through the creation of ‘the shared society’. 1,172 more words
Michael J Sandel teaches political philosophy at Harvard University. He recently wrote something perceptive:
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The relentless emphasis on seeking a fair meritocracy, in which social positions reflect effort and talent, has a morally corrosive effect on the way we interpret our success (or lack thereof).
Historically, it’s doubtful.
Diversity+Proximity = War
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“But our mission to build a stronger, fairer Britain goes further. For while the obvious injustices often receive a lot of attention – after all, politicians have been talking the language of social justice and social mobility for years – the everyday injustices that ordinary working class families feel are too often overlooked.”
This recent Thinking Allowed podcast summarises a recently published book –Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy by Robert H. Frank… 1,264 more words