Is a merit-based system worth aspiring to?

IQ + Effort – Bias = the foundations of a meritocracy. This review of a panel-based discussion dives into the issues of a meritocratic system; supposedly a system that prospers those who provide the most value, the panellists reveal that issues lie in what constitutes merit: “[I]f you define merit as having blue eyes…the fortunate part of society is going to figure out how to get blue eyes into their children.” Reinforcing this sentiment, in Greek, meritocracy and aristocracy mean the same thing: “rule by the best”. Read full article here

FASCINATING READS, SUMMARISED

The occasional email full of conversation-worthy content