The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?
ISBN: 0374289980
EAN13: 9780374289980
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 15, 2020
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.38" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good?

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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 Read More chevron_right

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