Meritocrat


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Meritocrat

A person who believes that the best qualified persons should be rewarded for their achievements. That is, talent and hard work are rewarded in a meritocracy, rather than other factors like personal relationships or tenure. Meritocracy in a corporation may cause better results, but certain positions are still commonly kept within a family or friendship network.
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Those students who expressed conservative political beliefs gravitated towards the Meritocrat frame, those students who felt unsure about their political affiliations expressed a Benevolent Benefactor frame, those who identified as independents showed affinity for Resigned thinking, and those with strong liberal views articulated an Activist Ally frame.
I was raised by staunch meritocrats in a thoroughly secular home where Religion was considered not so much an opiate of the masses as a relic of the primitive past.
Collectively, the new meritocrats argued against an undue reverence for ancient family.
Not so much Donald Trump-his wealth may rankle, but his crudity is a great consolation; meritocrats don't really want to be Donald Trump.
By sidelining the Communist Youth League, Xi is blocking one line of access to power for meritocrats.
Thus abolition on the terms of the mainstream meritocrats provides for the palimpsestic inscription of a new coloniality-free Canada.
Meritocrats admit that market-based distribution of rewards is just only to the extent to which we can reduce endemic socioeconomic disadvantages and bring everyone to comparable starting points.
Daniels notes that "most meritocrats believe it is obvious that people differ in levels of skill and it is at least probable that they differ in the capacity to acquire levels of skills.
But the meritocrats were making great inroads, nowhere more than so than in politics.
However, subject to these exceptions, the godfathers were and are strict meritocrats.
The important prelude is that Karabel scrutinizes Conant's biography to remind meritocrats that Conant was no "outsider" who took Harvard by storm due exclusively to his brains as a chemist.
Peter Simkins will be at the DLI on Saturday, June 30 with his talk The Meritocrats, Some Outstanding but Largely Forgotten British and Dominion Generals of the Great War.