Noun(1) a form of social system in which power goes to those with superior intellects(2) the belief that rulers should be chosen for their superior abilities and not because of their wealth or birth
(1) She then went on to talk gushingly about the joys of a meritocracy - a society in which people are rewarded on the basis of merit, rather than on any other basis.(2) Allied to the control with which candidate selection lists are drawn up, it seems the Party is letting us slip into its own form of meritocracy , badly dressed up as democracy.(3) But it seems fair to ask, even if we are all democrats now, whether it is wise to make a god of democracy, never mind the Spartan meritocracy , ├ö├ç├┐successful in theory and practice, which commits us to atheism├ö├ç├û.(4) In the earlier article, Herrnstein argued that our society is a meritocracy where not only does the cream rise to the top, but it starts near the top from day one.(5) He built a multiracial meritocracy that insists on tolerance, lawfulness and freedom from crime.(6) Equality of opportunity is then either a means to meritocracy or partly constitutive of it.(7) He inherited from the French Revolution a meritocracy .(8) Well at least we don't live in a meritocracy that says that people with degrees should earn more than minimum wage.(9) A genuine political meritocracy would be representative of the general population, because it would include people from all genders and communities and would exclude only those without merit.(10) It's the end of meritocracy , let alone democracy.(11) ├ö├ç├┐The industry became more of a meritocracy ,├ö├ç├û says Kurt Cerulli of Boston's Cerulli Associates Inc.(12) For the first time in the 20th century, Britain's agonisingly slow progress towards meritocracy went into reverse.(13) That makes it a good focus for a discussion of meritocracy , reverse discrimination, innate abilities, cultural prejudice and so on.(14) Because of people such as them, sports is the closest thing America has to a true meritocracy .(15) As he explains it, ├ö├ç├┐This is supposed to be a meritocracy and you're supposed to earn what you have.├ö├ç├û(16) The forces that promoted revolution in France - meritocracy , ambition, new kinds of knowledge - were captured and harnessed to a revived conservatism in Britain.
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