Michael young the rise of the meritocracy pdf

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michael young the rise of the meritocracy pdf

The Rise of the Meritocracy by Michael Young

Michael Young has christened the oligarchy of the future Meritocracy. Indeed, the word is now part of the English language. It would appear that the formula: IQ+Effort=Merit may well constitute the basic belief of the ruling class in the twenty-first century. Projecting himself into the year 2034, the author of this sociological satire shows how present decisions and practices may remold our society.

It is widespread knowledge that it is insufficient to be somebodys nephew to obtain a responsible post in business, government, teaching, or science. Experts in education and selection apply scientific principles to sift out the leaders of tomorrow. You need intelligence rating, qualification, experience, application, and a certain caliber to achieve status. In a word, one must show merit to advance in the new society of tomorrow.

In a new opening essay, Young reflects on the reception of his work, and its production, in a candid and lively way. Many of the critical ambiguities surrounding its original publication are now clarified and resolved. What we have is what the Guardian of London called A brilliant essay. and what Time and Tide described as a fountain gush of new ideas. Its wit and style make it compulsively enjoyable reading from cover to cover.
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The Rise of the Meritocracy

Search this site. Projecting himself into the year , the author of this sociological satire shows how present decisions and practices may remold our society. It is widespread knowledge that it is insufficient to be somebody's nephew to obtain a responsible post in business, government, teaching, or science. Experts in education and selection apply scientific principles to sift out the leaders of tomorrow. You need intelligence rating, qualification, experience, application, and a certain caliber to achieve status.

ABSTRACT: This paper examines Michael Young's dystopia, The Rise of the Michael Young coined the term 'meritocracy' in a satirical tale called The.
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T he book was a satire meant to be a warning which needless to say has not been heeded against what might happen to Britain between and the imagined final revolt against the meritocracy in Much that was predicted has already come about. It is highly unlikely the prime minister has read the book, but he has caught on to the word without realising the dangers of what he is advocating. Underpinning my argument was a non-controversial historical analysis of what had been happening to society for more than a century before , and most emphatically since the s, when schooling was made compulsory and competitive entry to the civil service became the rule. Until that time status was generally ascribed by birth. But irrespective of people's birth, status has gradually become more achievable. It is good sense to appoint individual people to jobs on their merit.

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