The Meritocracy Myth

Author: Stephen J. McNamee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442219831
Size: 56.47 MB
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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.

Success And Luck

Author: Robert H. Frank
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400880270
Size: 36.97 MB
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In Success and Luck, bestselling author and New York Times economics columnist Robert Frank explores the surprising implications of those findings to show why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in success—and why that hurts ...

The Myth Of Meritocracy

Author: James Bloodworth
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1785900765
Size: 17.88 MB
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The best jobs in Britain today are overwhelmingly done by the children of the wealthy.

Against Meritocracy

Author: Jo Littler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317496035
Size: 25.85 MB
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In this book Jo Littler argues that meritocracy is the key cultural means of legitimation for contemporary neoliberal culture – and that whilst it promises opportunity, it in fact creates new forms of social division.

The Tyranny Of The Meritocracy

Author: Lani Guinier
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807078123
Size: 78.54 MB
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" But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues, the merit systems that dictate the admissions practices of these institutions are functioning to select and privilege elite individuals rather than create ...

Twilight Of The Elites

Author: Chris Hayes
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307720470
Size: 52.49 MB
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Upending well-worn ideological and partisan categories, Hayes entirely reorients our perspective on our times. Twilight of the Elites is the defining work of social criticism for the post-bailout age.

Selling Women Short

Author: Louise Marie Roth
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400840791
Size: 14.95 MB
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It hasn't. Selling Women Short is a powerful new indictment of how America's financial capital has swept enduring discriminatory practices under the rug.