Meritocracy

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Meritocracy

A system in which the best qualified persons are 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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Thus abolition on the terms of the mainstream meritocrats provides for the palimpsestic inscription of a new coloniality-free Canada.
Besides, effort may be a virtue but even the meritocrats don't think it deserves rewards independent of results or achievement.
It's all part of Whitby's touchy-feely revolution, which attempts to portray the Conservatives as classless meritocrats.
Meritocrats, incorrigible global opportunists, display neither gratitude to their forebears nor a sense of obligation to the common good.
According to the American journalist, David Brooks, they are bourgeois bohemians, a new elite of well-heeled meritocrats whose values and lifestyle draw on two apparently antagonistic traditions: the idealism of the '60s and the materialism of the '80s.
Conant assumed that his meritocrats, not content to enjoy the benefits of their positions, would act like a moral elite as well, reforming a truculent society that wasn't as good as it ought to be.
Here one can draw a tentative distinction between ideological meritocrats and pragmatic egalitarians.
Instead, the prevailing common sense argues that merit has been corrupted by a system of entitlements that hands out privileges and advantages to people who don't deserve them: unqualified graduate students and intellectuals who are recruited into academia because "excellence," to use a favorite word of meritocrats, has been sacrificed to "the ideology of equality.
60) Small wonder also, that the communist practice of undermining labourism's meritocrats showed why the WPC could not be considered "of" the labour movement.