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  • a  relating to or characteristic of a meritocracy
    meritocratic society

  • Instead of the Horatio Alger story of success a gifted child who through heroic striving within a meritocratic system becomes a successful (rich, famous, fill in your life goal .
  • The problem is that in a more meritocratic age, Eton became synonymous with "English aristocrat.
  • Middle-class mobility and new meritocratic wealth have made inequality more acceptable.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    Aug. 19, 2013 - Gothamist
Quotes

  • Gordon Brown in Reuters
    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...
  • George Yeo in Channel News Asia
    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)...

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