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The Meritocracy Myth

by Stephen J. McNamee

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Published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT,
  • Sociology, Social Studies,
  • Sociology,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Science,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Social Science / Sociology / General,
  • Political Process - Leadership,
  • Equality,
  • Social capital (Sociology),
  • Social mobility,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages232
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7924176M
    ISBN 100742510557
    ISBN 109780742510555

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The Meritocracy Myth by Stephen J. McNamee Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite [Markovits, Daniel] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the EliteCited by: 1.

The Meritocracy Myth This book is the best work to date on the foundations and developmental factors of the widespread idea of deserved wealth and its psychosocial implications in America.

It is a well argued, well researched and comprehensive look at how inheritance, social and cultural capitals, education, social mobility, racism, sexism /5(7).

The Meritocracy Myth challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy—that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit.

The book examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit and evaluates the effect of nonmerit factors such as family background, social connections, luck, market Cited by:   The meritocracy myth is a "myth" not because people of merit don't exist; but because what passes as "merit" in our days is a slap in the face for people of true caliber.

Our democratic set up rewards mediocrity, compliance, impostorship and ambition for personal advancement. Not excellence in and of itself.4/5.

The Meritocracy Myth examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit, and evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, heritage, and wealth on meritocracy. A compelling book on an often-overlooked topic, The Meritocracy Myth has become a classroom classic to introduce students to this 3/5(1).

The myth of meritocracy details the political concept of social mobility, the supposed free market opportunity for all people. The biggest spin of it all is making the working classes / general population 'believe' that a movement has a genuine benefit, when it /5.

The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite-Daniel Markovits, author; Fred Sanders, narrator.

This book attempts to offer an explanation of the differences between the Aristocracy of Europe and the Meritocracy in America/5(). This is a splendid book that should prompt soul-searching among meritocrats.” —Michael J.

Sandel, author of What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets “The system is rigged. And the culprit, Daniel Markovits argues, is meritocracy—the same ideal that was supposed to promote fairness.

The Myth of Meritocracy. At every level, the U.S. education system is pay-to-play. But meritocracy is becoming a cruel joke. The Justice Department recently announced indictments of dozens of wealthy parents for using bribery and fraud to get their children into prestigious colleges.

Markovits’s new book, The Meritocracy Trap (Penguin Press), places meritocracy at the center of rising economic inequality and social and political dysfunction. The book takes up the law, economics, and politics of human capital to identify the mechanisms through which meritocracy breeds inequality and to expose the burdens that meritocratic.

the meritocracy trap: how america’s foundational myth feeds inequality, dismantles the middle class, and devours the elite By Daniel Markovits Penguin Press, $30. In The Meritocracy Myth, we do not suggest that “merit” is a myth.

Rather, we argue that meritocracy the idea that societal resources are distributed exclusively or primarily on the basis of individual merit is a myth. The Meritocracy Myth examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit, and evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, heritage, and wealth on meritocracy.

A compelling book on an often-overlooked topic, The Meritocracy Myth has become a classroom classic to introduce students to this. The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite User Review - Publishers Weekly Yale law professor Markovits presents a reasonable but confusingly structured argument that what in the U.S.

“is conventionally called merit is actually an ideological conceit, constructed 4/5(2). How the myth of achievement through merit alone has created a schism between the wealthy and the middle class. Markovits (Law/Yale Univ.; Contract Law and Legal Methods,etc.), founding director of the Center for the Study of Private Law, responds to the much-debated issues of income inequality, middle-class discontent, and the rise of angry populism.

This is what makes Daniel Markovits’s new book The Meritocracy Trap so fascinating. At its core, The Meritocracy Trap is a comprehensive — and rather scathing — critique of the aspirational Author: Roge Karma.

Anyone who wants to argue about the merits of meritocracy must take account of this book.” —Kwame Anthony Appiah, Professor of Philosophy and Law, NYU and author of The Lies That Bind: Rethinking Identity “Daniel Markovits has written a bold, brave critique of the meritocracy-backed version of inequality that prevails : Penguin Publishing Group.

The Meritocracy Myth examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit and evaluates the effect of non-merit factors such as social status, race, heritage, and wealth on meritocracy.

A compelling book on an often-overlooked topic, the first edition was highly regarded and proved a useful examination of this classic 3/5(1). The Meritocracy Myth challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy—that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit.

The book examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit and evaluates the effect of nonmerit factors such as family background, social connections, luck, market conditions, unequal 3/5(1). Myth of meritocracy is a phrase arguing that meritocracy, or achieving upward social mobility through one's own merits regardless of one's social position, is not widely attainable in capitalist societies because of inherent contradictions.

Meritocracy is argued to be a myth because, despite being promoted as an open and accessible method of achieving upward class mobility. Get this from a library! The meritocracy myth. [Stephen J McNamee; Robert K Miller] -- This book challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy-that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit.

Examining talent, attitude, work ethic, and. THE MERITOCRACY TRAP How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite By Daniel Markovits.

For affluent, white-collar Americans, higher. The Meritocracy Myth challenges the widely held American belief in meritocracy-that people get out of the system what they put into it based on individual merit. The book examines talent, attitude, work ethic, and character as elements of merit and evaluates the effect of nonmerit factors such as Brand: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.