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Meritocracy and Economic Inequality

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Published by Princeton University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Macroeconomics,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Equality,
  • Economic Conditions,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Sociology,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Social mobility,
  • Income distribution,
  • Business & Economics / Economic Conditions,
  • Economics,
  • Political Science and International Relations,
  • Economics - Microeconomics,
  • Elite (Social sciences)

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsKenneth Arrow (Editor), Samuel Bowles (Editor), Steven N. Durlauf (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages364
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7755966M
    ISBN 100691004684
    ISBN 109780691004686

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This helps to explain the recent attention paid to cultural and genetic explanations of persistent poverty, including claims that economic inequality is a function of intellectual ability, as well as more subtle depictions of the United States as a meritocracy where barriers to achievement are personal — either voluntary or inherited.

Meritocracy and Economic Inequality Paperback – January 4, by Kenneth J. Arrow (Editor) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from 5/5(1). “The Meritocracy Trap,” by the Yale Law School professor Daniel Markovits, argues that far from being fair or merit-based, our social system perpetuates inequality.

Meritocracy and Economic Inequality book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Most Americans strongly favor equality of opportunity /5(10). Meritocracy and Economic Inequality - Kindle edition by Arrow, Kenneth, Bowles, Samuel, Durlauf, Steven N.

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This helps to explain the recent attention paid to cultural and genetic explanations of persistent poverty, including claims that economic inequality is a function of intellectual ability, as well as more subtle depictions of the United States as a meritocracy where barriers to achievement are personal--either voluntary or inherited--rather.

Meritocracy and Economic Inequality. Book Description: Most Americans strongly favor equality of opportunity if not outcome, but many are weary of poverty's seeming immunity to public policy. This helps to explain the recent attention paid to cultural and genetic explanations of persistent poverty, including claims that economic inequality is a.

The Meritocracy Trap is a sociological masterpiece – a damning indictment of parenting and schools, an unflattering portrait of a ruling class and the economy it invented. Far too many readers will recognize themselves in his brilliant critique, and they will feel a rush of anger, a pang of regret, and a burning desire to remake the system.

“The Meritocracy Trap” is an academic’s book. Markovits is a law professor at Yale. He draws his evidence from an impressive range of studies, by other researchers, of income inequality and Author: Louis Menand.

Most Americans strongly favor equality of opportunity if not outcome, but many are weary of poverty's seeming immunity to public policy. This helps to explain the recent attention paid to cultural and genetic explanations of persistent poverty, including claims that economic inequality is a function of intellectual ability, as well as more subtle depictions of the United States as a.

Meritocracy and Economic Inequality. Meritocracy is a powerful ideology that was used by the Chinese Communist Party during China’s transition to a market economy. Book. Full-text. In his book The Meritocracy Trap, Yale Law School’s Daniel Markovits argues that rather than democratizing American society, meritocracy has contributed to increasing inequality and the decline of the middle class.

We asked him what it would take to create a society with opportunities for more Americans. In the middle of the 20th century. Markovits’s new book, The Meritocracy Trap (Penguin Press), places meritocracy at the center of rising economic inequality and social and political dysfunction.

The book takes up the law, economics, and politics of human capital to identify the mechanisms through which meritocracy breeds inequality and to expose the burdens that meritocratic. Get this from a library. Meritocracy and Economic Inequality book Meritocracy and economic inequality.

[Kenneth J Arrow; Samuel Bowles; Steven N Durlauf;] -- A collection of 12 original papers contributed by scholars, with an introduction by the editors. Meritocracy and Economic Inequality by Kenneth Arrow,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(9).

The Meritocracy Trap: How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite-Daniel Markovits, author; Fred Sanders, narrator.

This book attempts to offer an explanation of the differences between the Aristocracy of Europe and the Meritocracy in /5(). Even in the midst of runaway economic inequality and dangerous social division, it remains an axiom of modern life that meritocracy reigns supreme and promises to open opportunity to all.

The idea that reward should follow ability and effort is so entrenched in our psyche that, even as society divides itself at almost every turn, all sides can. Meritocracy (merit, from Latin mereō, and -cracy, from Ancient Greek κράτος kratos 'strength, power') is a political system in which economic goods and/or political power are vested in individual people on the basis of talent, effort, and achievement, rather than wealth or social class.

Advancement in such a system is based on performance, as measured through examination. Get this from a library. Meritocracy and Economic Inequality. [Kenneth Arrow; Samuel Bowles; Steven N Durlauf;] -- Most Americans strongly favor equality of opportunity if not outcome, but many are weary of poverty's seeming immunity to public policy.

This helps to explain the recent attention paid to cultural. Meritocratic inequality works like this: First, elite workers acquire super-skilled jobs, displacing middle-class labor from the center of economic production. Then, those elite Author: Roge Karma. Meritocracy and Economic Inequality.

In this Book. Additional Information. Meritocracy and Economic Inequality including claims that economic inequality is a function of intellectual ability, as well as more subtle depictions of the United States as a meritocracy where barriers to achievement are personal--either voluntary or inherited.

Meritocracy and Economic Inequality by Kenneth Arrow (Editor) starting at $ Meritocracy and Economic Inequality has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace. the meritocracy trap: how america’s foundational myth feeds inequality, dismantles the middle class, and devours the elite By Daniel Markovits Penguin Press, $30, pages.

Buy Meritocracy and Economic Inequality by Arrow, Kenneth J. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low Format: Paperback. The Meritocracy Trap is a provocative book that views inequality and social mobility through a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary perspective.

It offers challenging arguments to the traditional way in which the inequality story is told. Meritocracy and Economic Inequality is a collection of papers on equality of opportunity and the relationships between race, intelligence, schooling, and success.

Many of them engage, more or less directly, with Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell technical papers from a range of disciplines, the volume makes fairly solid reading, but it presents some fascinating ideas and. The Meritocracy Trap is well-timed.

Given the rise of inequality in most economically advanced nations, the question of whether meritocracy is a blessing or a curse is being asked with renewed. Inequality Book Reviews. Books on inequality, markets, and democracy.

Category: Myths of Meritocracy The Anatomy of Inequality: Its Social and Economic Origins and Solutions. Per Molander. The author, Per Molander, was a consultant to the Swedish government, the World Bank, the OECD, the UNDP, and the European Commission. Meritocracy and Economic Inequality | Most Americans strongly favor equality of opportunity if not outcome, but many are weary of poverty's seeming immunity to public policy.

This helps to explain the recent attention paid to cultural and genetic explanations of persistent poverty, including claims that economic inequality is a function of intellectual ability, as well as more subtle.

In his book Meritocratic Education and Social Worthlessness, Khen Lampert argues that a kinship exists between merit-based scholarships and education and social Darwinism, wherein only those given opportunities from birth are able to survive natural selection: By awarding only those who possess the means to afford a higher-quality education, either Author: Ashley Crossman.

The book’s radical argument analyzes the inner logics of economic production under meritocratic inequality — that is, under the system in which the human capital of free workers is the greatest economic asset and human capital is enormously unequally distributed. Meritocracy frames this exclusion as a failure to measure up, adding a moral insult to economic injury.

Public anger over economic inequality frequently targets meritocratic : Daniel Markovits. “The meritocratic ideal—that social and economic rewards should track achievement rather than breeding—anchors the self-image of the age,” writes the author.

But that ideal, he counters, championed by progressives as a solution to inequality, is “a sham,” creating “aristocratic distinctions” that separate the rich from the Author: Daniel Markovits. Meritocracy, Oligarchy, and Inequality This discussion is based on the book Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Christopher Hayes.

Hayes refers to the work of Robert Michels who produced a book titled Political Parties early in the last century. Meritocracy and Economic Inequality by Kenneth Arrow Editor Samuel Bowles Editor. ebook. including claims that economic inequality is a function of intellectual ability, as well as more subtle depictions of the United States as a meritocracy where barriers to achievement are personal—either voluntary or inherited—rather than systemic.

Project MUSE Meritocracy And Economic Inequality (review) Meritocracy and Economic by Kenneth Arrow, Samuel Bowles, and Steven Durlauf (Princeton, Princeton University Press, ) pp.

$ cloth $ paper. A meritocracy is an economy and society that rewards effort and ability, not family background. Meritocracy and Economic Inequality by Kenneth Arrow (Editor) starting at $ Meritocracy and Economic Inequality has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

Meritocratic Equality of Opportunity builds on Formal Equality of Opportunity’s opposition to formal and arbitrary discrimination. Meritocracy requires that positions and goods be distributed solely in accordance with individual merit.

This idea is most familiar from the allocation of jobs, with respect to which most would agree that the applicant who would do best in the job should be. The Meritocracy Trap pursues the arguments that resisting the new form of economic inequality requires, in the hope that a more accurate critique will sustain a more potent politics and more effective policies.

The book concludes by trying to vindicate this hope, proposing reforms that might cure the meritocratic inequality that it has diagnosed. Inthe ratio between the income of the top and bottom 20 percent of the world's population was three to one.

Byit was eighty-six to one. A study titled "Divided we Stand: Why Inequality Keeps Rising" by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) sought to explain the causes for this rising inequality by investigating economic.

The fact is, meritocracy is a myth. Social systems that reward through wealth, and which increase inequality, don’t aid social mobility, and people pass on Author: Jo Littler.The Meritocracy Trap’s account of the relationships among elite education, skill-biased technical change, and rising economic inequality is, in my mind, one of the book’s most important arguments, even as it is undoubtedly one of the least discussed.

I’m therefore delighted and grateful that Gordon chose to focus his attention on these.Meritocracy has been a key tenet of Singapore society, but it may be time for the current system of governance to address inequality to a greater degree than before.

By moving away from a narrow focus on academic merit and recognising a broader range of talents and strengths, we may be able to narrow the divide by changing the way we provide.