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Cooper831 February 10th, 2019 8:36pm

Is the American economy/workforce still based on meritocracy?

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mcable Lost in Translation
02/12/19 5:14 pm

I’m smart and effective at my job and I make a lot of money. People who suck the farts out of bus station waiting room seats have a far lower standard of living than me. That said, the super rich should be paying higher taxes on WEALTH. There should be no royalty in America, and 50 million in assets is royalty.

mre08
02/10/19 5:15 pm

For the most part it is but the left directly and indirrctly continues to try to move things away from a meritocracy.

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suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
02/10/19 4:14 pm

Shhh...there are a lot of people who ignore that Ayn Rand was a loon.

Ferganam Behind You
02/10/19 3:53 pm

Still implies ever

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JamesAndersonMD La Jolla, CA
02/10/19 3:16 pm

I agree that it’s really never been an outright meritocracy.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
02/10/19 2:54 pm

Social justice and virtue signaling.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
02/10/19 1:48 pm

It isn’t now, nor has it ever resembled a meritocracy.

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Cooper831 Wisconsin
02/10/19 1:53 pm

Hmm. So what then is/was it based on?

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
02/10/19 1:57 pm

Private control and accumulation of capital.

LeftLibertarian The Age of Outrage
02/10/19 2:57 pm

It was based on control and accumulation of capital back then, those conditions have been present for quite a while.