One of the most common misconceptions about US society is that we live under a perfectly fair, egalitarian system which rewards those who have intelligence and a strong work ethic. This is the myth of American meritocracy. In this episode, we’ll explore why the US is not a true meritocracy, and why we shouldn’t want to live in one regardless.
Is The US Really A Meritocracy? – Second Thought
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Citations and further reading:
Opportunity Atlas: https://www.opportunityatlas.org
Meritocracy and Extreme Wealth Study: https://www-cdn.oxfam.org/s3fs-public/file_attachments/dp-extreme-wealth-is-not-merited-241115-en.pdf
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