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American Meritocracy

The GOP Platform and the Meritocracy

Ryan Wells | Posted 10.31.2012 | College
Ryan Wells

In the U.S., we tend to consider ability and aptitude as the primary indicators of merit. These factors, however, are so wrapped up with one's socioeconomic status and family background, that in some ways those are the factors actually being measured.

Democracy Is Not Self-Correcting

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

What matters for good governance is an open society -- freedom of expression and the rule of law to protect feedback -- not whether the system is meritocratic, democratic or a hybrid.

The Trouble With Meritocracy

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Olmsted

Here's the question society needs to ask itself: Do the "average" and "below average" have the same right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as the "above average" and "excellent?"

Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Wall Street and the Tolling of the Bell For America's Meritocracy

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

American capitalism has now become rotten to the core. Gone is the American capitalist impulse's unique sense of fair play and adherence to a level playing field, accessible to all.