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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth; A form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects.

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  • Firstly, the term meritocracy has been redefined since it was originally conceived, and is now taken to be a positive term.
  • An attempt at a meritocracy is a step forward from wholesale exclusion based on race and culture.
  • But if the meritocracy is a myth, it doesn't exist ... and I think it does, though quite imperfectly.
  • The myth of meritocracy is so old and so tired ... for more
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