Topic: meritocracy

Reed ’21: Meritocracy in the American job market

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Reed ’21: Meritocracy in the American job market

April 14, 2019 1 comment

Most Americans believe in meritocracy. Polls show Americans, more than most people in other countries, say intelligence and hard work, rather than birth and background, are what really count if you want to get ahead. Perhaps they’re right.