By Stephen J. McNamee
The Meritocracy Myth demanding situations the commonly held American trust in meritocracy—that humans get out of the method what they positioned into it in accordance with person benefit. The 3rd variation has been revised and streamlined, with clean examples and up-to-date statistical details all through. Chapters 8 and 9 were mixed right into a accomplished bankruptcy approximately discrimination as a non-merit barrier to upward mobility. The booklet additionally includes a new part on “The nice Recession.”
The Meritocracy Myth examines expertise, perspective, paintings ethic, and personality as parts of advantage, and evaluates the impression of non-merit components equivalent to social prestige, race, historical past, and wealth on meritocracy. A compelling e-book on an often-overlooked subject, The Meritocracy Myth has turn into a school room vintage to introduce scholars to this provocative topic.