Not Overthinking
Not Overthinking
Jan 18, 2021
Book Discussion - The Tyranny of Merit
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In this episode, we discuss Michael J Samuel's book the Tyranny of Merit, which talks about the problems with the ideals of Meritocracy. We take a look at the history of the Rhetoric of Rising, and end with a discussion about why praising people for their achievements feels problematic. Do we really respect people more because of their credentials?

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