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Re: meritocracy is not the problem (Reply)

12.05.2012 12:15 am (UTC)

Re: meritocracy is not the problem

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It presumes -- it's inherent right in the comment you just typed -- that the world is divided into the worthy and the unworthy

that is not what meritocracy is, that is merely an interpretation. meritocracy is the recognition that some things are better than others and placing value accordingly. to interpret that as worthy vs. unworthy is a false dichotomy.

the rest of your comment seems to be about the practice of meritocracy (and it's regrettable depths), rather than the ideal.
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