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"It should be about who does a better job, and not about gender." Well, not really.

Abstract: Some people may be hesitant about the idea of putting pressure on corporations to increase boardroom diversity because it appears unmeritocratic. This rests on a mistake, and is an example of what I call the ‘meritocratic fallacy’, which consists of two dimensions: ‘ability’ and ‘opportunity’. 1,070 more words


Goodwill Leadership

Leadership is hard. It is sharing the burdens of others, on ones own initiative. After a long day it is rare to see people say “I’m done, is there anything I can help you with?” 91 more words


Book Review: Saving the saved-How Jesus saves us from try-harder Christianity into performance-free love by Bryan Loritts

Author: Bryan Loritts
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction
Published: October 11th, 2016
Rating: 😍😍😍😍😍
The Book: Amazon US, Book Look Bloggers

A few months ago, I’ve learned about… 285 more words

Book Review

Trump and wealth inequality: The rich get richer

At a ‘listening session’ in January, twelve senior executives from big businesses sat around the newly-elected president, Donald Trump. Big corporations and financial institutions were wary and apprehensive about the incoming administration but what Mr Trump said during the meeting immediately endeared him to them. 2,023 more words

But Seriously part 2: "Because I earned it" False Gods of the Meritocracy.

Following on from my previous post’s thoughts on Rutger Bregman’s book Utopia for Realists, if we accept Bregman’s assertion that our welfare system is based on dividing people up between ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ then we must consider what our definitions are. 878 more words


Conservatives, Grammar Schools and the ‘Great Meritocracy’

In his first budget since becoming Chancellor, Philip Hammond outlined plans to spend £500 million on new school buildings, with a significant portion going towards the creation of grammar schools. 795 more words

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Diversity: Dangerous dogma

Diversity. The buzz word of the anti-elite, anti-establishment world. I’ve been bombarded with it over the past couple of weeks. Whether it’s been oblique references on the news (my favourite being the highly newsworthy plug for the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup taking place on a municipal, dog turd ridden patch of grass somewhere in Surrey in July), or sneaky little columns tucked away apologetically in the bowels of the Torygraph, the notion is percolating through the populist conscience. 763 more words