Is The US Really A Meritocracy?

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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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Monopoly study:

Monopoly as critique:

Opportunity Atlas:

SAT eugenicist:

Meritocracy and Extreme Wealth Study:

Myth of Meritocracy:

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