The Tyranny of Merit PDF Download

The Tyranny of Merit PDF Download

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Publisher: Allen Lane
Genres: Social & Political Philosophy, Social Discrimination, Political Science & Theory
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Pages: 272 pages
ISBN10: 0241407605
ISBN13: 9780241407608
Tags: Social & Political Philosophy, Social Discrimination, Political Science & Theory, Free Download, PDF Download
Language: en
Physical Form: Book
Size: Huge
Type: Digital
These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the promise that "you can make it if you try". And the consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fuelled populist protest, with the triumph of Brexit and election of Donald Trump.Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the polarized politics of our time, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalisation and rising inequality. Sandel highlights the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success - more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility, and more hospitable to a politics of the common good.

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