meritocratic meritocratic

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to or characteristic of a meritocracy

Usage(s):

  1. Middle-class mobility and new meritocratic wealth have made inequality more acceptable.
  2. He presents himself internationally as he does domestically, as an embodiment of meritocratic achievement that can happen in free and open societies.
  3. It could be argued that the Clintons are the first White House occupants who are pure products of the meritocratic machinery that makes Mandarins.

News

  • Bloomberg's Legacy: The Rich People Won

    In 2009, a New Yorker profile described Mayor Bloomberg as "more a Medici than a mayor." The billionaire presided over a well-oiled "meritocratic machine" that produced results: "Crime is low, test scores are climbing, and racial tension hardly registers." One of those things still rings true, but now we're entering Very Important Legacy Sculpting Season, in which we mash all of the facts of ...
    on August 19, 2013     Source: Gothamist

Quotes

  1. "The UK will support an open, transparent and meritocratic process for selecting the next managing director," Britain's new Prime Minister Gordon Brown said in a letter to the IMF board on Monday, in which he formally resigned, as expected, as...
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters

  2. "Once the Charter is signed, we are into a new phase and it will have to be a larger Secretariat and it has to be a more effective Secretariat, it has got to be more meritocratic," Mr Yeo told Channel NewsAsia. "He (ASEAN Secretary-General)...
    on Jul 28, 2007 By: George Yeo Source: Channel News Asia

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