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meritocracy

me ri taw kruh see

  • n  a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects
  • n  the belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth

  • Hollywood isn't supposed to be a meritocracy.
  • Its corollary, meritocracya system under which people are rewarded not on the basis of birth but of hard work and ability had long been the goal of egalitarians.
  • What ultimately did Jones in was a different kind of meritocracy, the kind that trades in what might be called paper merit.
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  • Why Kobe Bryant's Still More Valuable than LeBron James
    Through a mix of savvy branding and salary-cap intricacies, Kobe Bryant is still able to make more money than LeBron James. There's the perception that sports is a meritocracy—that a player's financial compensation will be commensurate with his on-field success. By that logic, the four-time MVP at the peak of his powers should have the biggest paycheck, while the aging great should be a cut ...
    June 15, 2013 - Bleacher Report

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