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On meritocracy...

This is why a system based on meritocracy doesn’t work – because not everyone lives in equal circumstances and life just happens. All it takes is a string of disasters and the lack of a supporting network for your life to crumble down in a system that prizes meritocracy.

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Of Mountains and Meritocracies Final

So what do I draw from this tale of real life?

As I mentioned in a past post, meritocracies have been on my mind for the last several months. 997 more words


Nepotism and Meritocracy

The Farnese family was an influential family in Renaissance Italy. Its most important members included Pope Paul III and Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, while, while the titles of Duke of Parma and… 28 more words

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The Future Is Now!

The Future Is Now!

Imagine a world where every child has equal opportunities, every child starts at the same place on the starting line. Nobody is ahead of the game because of how wealthy their parents are, what their family connections are, or if they have inherited land and titles. 423 more words

Meritocracy Páirtí Na HAlban

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I have to confess to being an absolute intolerable lay-about for the past twelve weeks. Never before has so many eggs on toast been consecutively imbibed. 265 more words


Pushed into inferiority - social handicap

Consider the following:

.      As late as the 1940’s in Britain most of the working class only received primary education. Even when I started primary school in the 1950 ‘s, the top year at the school were 14 year olds finishing school to go to work. 387 more words

‘Pay for Sloth!’ – A Reality Check from the Developing World

‘Equal pay for equal work’ is a chorus which has been echoing across the world for quite some time now. While some individuals are not paid as much as their counterparts due to ascriptive factors like gender, race, caste, place of birth, mother tongue and so forth; some others, languish behind being victims of favoritism. 315 more words