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.

A survey conducted by The Aga ...

This article is free to read if you register or sign in.

Simply register at no cost and sign in below to proceed.

Opera Mini does not support this functionality with EXTREME Data savings turned ON. Please disable.

Questions or problems? Email [email protected] or call 0711 046 000.