I feel this takes too static a view of how folks navigate society. Most people don’t stay in the same hierarchy throughout their lives — you try to make upward diagonal movements into different divisions, organizations, or industries as new opportunities come up. So I don’t think the presence of hierarchical…
I guess where I differ is that I don’t think hierarchical power is illegitimate. It’s a necessary structure needed for huge swathes of society to function, from the military to corporations to the government.
Now we’re swimming in 3 interpretations of “meritocracy”... I wasn’t a poli sci major but imagine your’s reflects a proper definition.
Don’t get the issue — isn’t this just trying to reduce the real backlog in the immigration courts as opposed to just procrastinating on a bunch of cases that’ll need to be processed at some point anyway?
They absolutely humiliated the top seed in the conference while rounding into what appeared a truly dangerous form, and now they are somehow humiliating themselves to the same degree.
I totally agree with both those caveats.
I think I misunderstood that you were referring to the current myth of a meritocracy used to maintain existing power structures.
That it’s ok if we live in a deeply unequal society as long as that inequality is a result of the best people rising to the top unhindered by illegitimate barriers like racism or sexism.
Most of those countries haven’t been able to close the gap against the US in terms of GDP per capita, so you could argue that State Capitalism isn’t better at promoting productivity and economic growth.
For me the point is that by looking at merit, these folks aren’t the best people to be bringing into America right now.
“I would do away with the term impermissible benefits, and with that term no longer in use, these athletes are now allowed to accept money from any party that would like to give them some. If a booster wants to give them $5,000 because they had a great game, they’re allowed to do that.”
There are tons of mid-market LBOs that go well enough. One private company that I worked with (around 100 employees), the founder wanted to exit so sold to a mid-market PE firm. They held for 8 years and then sold off to an industry competitor. Company did well under them and grew and the place stayed a pretty good…
This took a lot of guts to publish — really great article.
I doubled my African American poll numbers. We went from 11 to 22 in one week.
Don’t know if I’ve ever been more proud to be Canadian
Didn’t help either that Valanciunas had a severe allergic reaction to layups in the 4th quarter
“Richard will fight to cut government waste and tax giveaways to the super rich to move toward balancing the budget”
Balancing the budget!
Luck, pfff — that catch was pure GRIT
No it’s “I paid off my college loans so everyone else should too”. And that’s not entitled.