Demeritocracy: Should We Still Believe in Meritocracy?


Total faith in meritocracy leads to the dangerous belief that all social winners and losers are wholly deserving. Instead, we need an economy of grace.


  • Victor Tan Chen, assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy
  • Thomas Frank, author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal

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