HARD WORK OR GOOD FORTUNE?

The fallacy of meritocracy

Success is not an exact product of merit...There is no such a thing as an even playing field

In Summary
  • Meritocracy assumes that all achievement is unaided externally and is due solely to individual effort
  • Upward mobility through college education is not the universal panacea for equal opportunity and dignified work

Meritocracy, the belief that success is earned through our toil or guile, is hard-wired in all humans. In a merit-based system, wealth and advantage are hard-won.

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