The Tyranny of Merit

A TLS, GUARDIAN AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR The new bestseller from the acclaimed author of Justice and one of the world's most popular philosophers 'Will help us to heal our divided societies' Sunday Times These are dangerous times ...

Author: Michael J. Sandel

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141991186

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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A TLS, GUARDIAN AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR The new bestseller from the acclaimed author of Justice and one of the world's most popular philosophers 'Will help us to heal our divided societies' Sunday Times These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the promise that "you can make it if you try". And the consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fuelled populist protest, with the triumph of Brexit and election of Donald Trump. Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the polarized politics of our time, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalisation and rising inequality. Sandel highlights the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success - more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility, and more hospitable to a politics of the common good.

The Tyranny of Merit

"A world-famous political philosopher, and the bestselling author of Justice, reveals the driving force behind the resurgence of populism: the tyranny of the meritocracy and the resentments it produces"--

Author: Michael J. Sandel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780374911010

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Page: 256

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A world-famous political philosopher, and the bestselling author of Justice, reveals the driving force behind the resurgence of populism: the tyranny of the meritocracy and the resentments it produces. Our politics are fraught with rancor and resentment. Decades of rising inequality and stalled mobility have fueled a populist revolt against elites. But while the pundits focus on wages and jobs, they are missing a big part of the story: social esteem, and the broader moral dimensions of our current crisis. In recent decades, mainstream politicians across the aisle - from Reagan to Obama - have offered a rhetoric of rising: everyone should be given an equal chance to get ahead. But the relentless focus on equal opportunity" ignores the morally corrosive attitudes that even a fair meritocracy generates. Among the winners, it generates hubris; among the losers, humiliation. Meritocratic hubris reflects the tendency of winners to inhale too deeply of their success, to forget the luck and good fortune that helped them on their way. It diminishes our capacity to see ourselves as sharing a common fate and leaves little room for the solidarity that can arise when we reflect on the contingency of our talents and fortunes. More than a protest against immigrants, outsourcing, and stagnant wages, the populist complaint is about the tyranny of merit. And the complaint is justified. In The Tyranny of Merit, a searing critique of contemporary public discourse, Michael J. Sandel, "the world's most relevant living philosopher" ( Newsweek ), diagnoses our political moment by seeking out its moral underpinnings. He highlights the hubris a meritocracy fosters among the winners and the indignities it inflicts on those left behind. And he offers an alternative way of thinking about success - more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility, and more hospitable to a politics of the common good. "

The Tyranny of Merit

These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate.

Author: Michael J. Sandel

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781250800060

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020 A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020 A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020 A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 2020 The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good? These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the American credo that "you can make it if you try". The consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fueled populist protest and extreme polarization, and led to deep distrust of both government and our fellow citizens--leaving us morally unprepared to face the profound challenges of our time. World-renowned philosopher Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalization and rising inequality. Sandel shows the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind, and traces the dire consequences across a wide swath of American life. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success--more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility and solidarity, and more affirming of the dignity of work. The Tyranny of Merit points us toward a hopeful vision of a new politics of the common good.

The Tyranny of Merit

Despite rejecting the notion that the winners in a competitive market society
morally deserve their winnings, these public philosophies offer no antidote to the
tyranny of merit. It is instructive nonetheless to see why, despite their
disagreements, ...

Author: Michael J. Sandel

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374720991

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 989

A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020 A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020 A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020 A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 2020 The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good? These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the American credo that "you can make it if you try". The consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fueled populist protest and extreme polarization, and led to deep distrust of both government and our fellow citizens--leaving us morally unprepared to face the profound challenges of our time. World-renowned philosopher Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalization and rising inequality. Sandel shows the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind, and traces the dire consequences across a wide swath of American life. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success--more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility and solidarity, and more affirming of the dignity of work. The Tyranny of Merit points us toward a hopeful vision of a new politics of the common good.

The Tyranny of the Meritocracy

" 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 ...

Author: Lani Guinier

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807078123

Category: Education

Page: 176

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"Standing on the foundations of America's promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to "serve as engines of social mobility" and "practitioners of democracy." 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 learning communities geared to advance democratic societies. Having studied and taught at schools such as Harvard University, Yale Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Guinier has spent years examining the experiences of ethnic minorities at the nation's top institutions of higher education, and here she lays bare the practices that impede the stated missions of these schools. Guinier argues for reformation, not only of the very premises of admissions practices but of the shape of higher education itself, and she offers many examples of new collaborative initiatives that prepare students for engaged citizenship in our increasingly multicultural society."--Publisher information.

The Anatomy of Military Merit

existing systems , nor examples of living or dead personalities . Our purpose is
only to consider just what those things are that contribute to the constitution of
military merit in a nation and in its soldiers . We must consider whether the
profession ...

Author: Joseph Maxwell Cameron

Publisher: Philadelphia : Dorrance

ISBN:

Category: Military policy

Page: 369

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The Tyranny of Relativism

But in this series of cultural struggles, the intellectuals are noteworthy by their absence.

Author: Richard Hoggart

Publisher: Transaction Pub

ISBN: 9781560009535

Category: History

Page: 352

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The Tyranny of Relativism is an impassioned attempt by one of England's most distinguished critics to capture the feel of British culture at the end of the twentieth century: its moods, attitudes, and institutions. Richard Hoggart presents a double argument, suggesting first that cultural dilemmas stem from a long slide towards moral relativism, as consumerism rather than authority increasingly determines the texture of life; and secondly, that despite its claims to the contrary, British Conservative governments have exploited these changes to their own ends. Blunt and forthright, humorous and humane, Hoggart supports his themes by analyzing particular forms of change--in education at all levels, in the arts, mass and popular entertainment, in broadcasting, in the use of language, and in the uncertain base of "cultural studies" themselves. But he also shows how some social forces have worked against this monumental process: old-style checks and balances, the resistance of class sentiments, the uneasy sense of lost values. But in this series of cultural struggles, the intellectuals are noteworthy by their absence. The great merit of The Tyranny of Relativism is its resistance to platitudes, and its fearless probing of thorny questions that go to the heart of Western cultural traditions for a new age. When Hoggart concludes by asking "where do we go now" no one should expect complacency. In The Tyranny of Relativism, Hoggart makes the reader appreciate the silent complicity of the intellectual class for the cultural rot of relativism characteristic of western culture today. The book is must reading for those engaged in cultural studies, European politics, literary criticism, and the sociology of knowledge.

The Tyranny of Testing

Hoffmann's complete and well-documented account of the failings and dangers of mechanical testing illustrates the inherent flaws in aptitude and achievement tests.

Author: Banesh Hoffmann

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486430911

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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Hoffmann's complete and well-documented account of the failings and dangers of mechanical testing illustrates the inherent flaws in aptitude and achievement tests. It demonstrates the inadequacies of multiple-choice testing, in which candidates simply choose answers and need not justify their replies, revealing the tests' inclination to reward superficiality rather than subtlety and creativity. Aimed at teachers and others involved in education, this polemic exposes the corporate testing giants whose dubious claims to scientific accuracy shield them from public scrutiny.

Leader by Merit

from the tyranny of a purely academic and theoretical instruction, against which
its active nature is always making a healthy protest.” - The present system of
education in India is condemned as functioning listlessly, because “it does not
train ...

Author: Abdul Majid Khan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 312

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The Tyranny of Words

A semantic discipline may provide intellectuals with opportunity to do a real job
and assume a leadership which they often do not merit now . This brings us to a
consideration of that worthy human being known as a “ liberal . ” Referent ?

Author: Stuart Chase

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Language and languages

Page: 396

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The Tyranny of Hate

We have spoken of the pride which vaunts itself of its mere membership of the
community , without any positive merit , indeed , even where it displays the
greatest personal unworthiness . This is particularly so where there is the
addition of the ...

Author: Constantin Brunner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 197

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This volume deals with the subject of hatred as examined in Constantin Brunner's philosophical opus The Doctrine of the Spiritual Elite and the Multitude. The psychological part of the book demonstrates that hatred is based on human judgment which is the continued expression of interest in self-maintenance.

The Tyranny of History

A local history might note two - headed babies , or a peasant lad from a very poor
family teaching himself to read and learn by heart the classics and pass official
exams , or some act of great merit by Confucian standards , such as a young ...

Author: W. J. F. Jenner

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 271

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The author examines China's political, economic and social structures which have resulted in a culture that has stifled creative thinking - He argues that China has been both held together and held back by its extreme deference to history - Boxer movement - Cultural Revolution - Great Leap Forward.

Executive Development in Pakistan

Mr. Merit is to Mr. William what the moon is to the sun . ... Mr. Merit once
discovered and groomed will flower and blossom under any climate . His merit ...
Until this principle is put into practice Mr. Merit has to suffer the tyranny of service
rules .

Author: Inayat Malik

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Civil service

Page: 288

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The Tyranny of Distance

But in the 1820 ' s cost of the convict settlements in Australia was that so Australia
' s main merit in European eyes was not its vast many were now scattered around
the long coast . He interior but a line of coast which was so long that one ...

Author: Geoffrey Blainey

Publisher: South Melbourne : Macmillan

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 222

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The Tyranny

Author: Father Andrew

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 31

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The Democratic Outcome State

Democratic Outcome State – Political Meritocracy and The Tyranny of Consent Distilling history, this book now poses an epochal challenge.

Author: Boon Choo

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1543756972

Category: Political Science

Page: 382

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Democratic Outcome State – Political Meritocracy and The Tyranny of Consent Distilling history, this book now poses an epochal challenge. Is Political Meritocracy the universal solution that Liberal Democracy is not? All men are not equal and never will be. Yet, democracy’s poetic lie on “self-evident truth that all men are created equal” has universal acceptance. Its Calvinist origins have transmuted spiritual equality into equality of consent in the government of man The outcome of democratic rule the world over has been anything but democratic! The Chinese, with their meritocratic traditions, have not been bound by this leap of logic. However, a century and a half of decline had rendered its history of the meritocratic rule to a distant memory. It would be descendants of landless peasants in the tiny state of Singapore that would play unwitting roles in the restoration of Political Meritocracy and the rise of the Chinese nation. This book unravels the conventional narratives of East Asian economic miracles revealing surprising political meritocracies. The outcomes of these political meritocracies would turn out to be far more democratic than those of liberal democracies. Boon Choo’s work will be controversial, but his arguments will reset many minds on long-held convictions.

The Tyranny of Progress

They will be classified according to their merits in order to be rewarded according
to their works . 12 Extreme disproportion in the ownership of goods would
disappear from such a world , but not because all men would then be equal .

Author: Albert Salomon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Sociology

Page: 115

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The Relative Merits of Three Methods of Subtraction

This is unfortunate for students and teachers using the word do not seem to be
able to detach the common meaning from it . We are all subject to the tyranny of
words . The phrase " borrow and repay ” very probably had its origin 39 Murray ...

Author: John Theodore Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Subtraction

Page: 76

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Merit Students Encyclopedia

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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The Craft of Writing

Derek Keith Colville, James D. Koerner. governors , or confiscating demagogues
, are the most exposed to jealousy , avarice , and envy . The merit of the original
grantee of his Grace's pensions was in giving his hand to the work and partaking
 ...

Author: Derek Keith Colville

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American literature

Page: 382

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