Rik's Ramblings

Friday, July 13, 2007


Sounds like a good idea to me. Though I don't think I'd be any more powerful in a Meritocratic society, as I'm too lazy. But at least the government wouldn't be a bunch of ass-holes.

From Wikipedia:

Meritocracy is a system of government or other organization based on demonstrated ability (merit) and talent rather than by wealth (plutocracy), family connections (nepotism), class privilege, cronyism, popularity (as in democracy) or other historical determinants of social position and political power.

The word "meritocracy" is now also often used to describe a type of society where wealth, position, and social status are in part assigned through competition or demonstrated talent and competence, on the premise that positions of trust, responsibility and social prestige should be earned, not inherited or assigned on arbitrary quotas.


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