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Monday, January 16, 2012

Noah Millman articulates the belief that meritocracy is horrible because it is antidemocratic. Millman seems to think that just because merit can't be measured infallibly it should be ignored.

Falkenblog: Meritocracy Undemocratic

Mi permetto di sottolineare un breve brano che mette in evidenza come la meritocrazia fatta di formule puo essere un terribile pericolo.
Voglio anche sottolineare che il paese che ha dato per primo il massimo impulso ad una generale applicazione del sistema meritocratico è Singapore, paese  vicino al paese dove risiedo per cui mi capita di avere spesso contatti con persone e notizie di Singapore.
Singapore è una dittatura, Singapore ha la pena di morte, Singapore ha le punizioni corporali ( frustate). A Singapore non vedrete mai la polizia solo perche è sempre in borghese. A Singapore c'è la piu grande presenza di telecamere di "sicurezza" del mondo.  Qualche tempo fa parlando con un giovane del posto, giovane pilota, mi sono sentito dire che voleva andare ansiosamente in un altro paese. In Italia. Il motivo era che a Singapore era infelice.
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"Noah Millman articulates the belief that meritocracy is horrible because it is antidemocratic. Millman seems to think that just because merit can't be measured infallibly it should be ignored.
Falkenblog: Meritocracy Undemocratic

Meritocracy Undemocratic Atlas Shrugged seems to be getting the same reception that the 500th anniversary of Columbus discovering America got back in 1992. Timing is important, and currently egalitarianism dominates individualism in the world of ideas. Over at Bloggingheads, Noah Millman articulates the belief that meritocracy is horrible because it is antidemocratic. Millman seems to think that just because merit can't be measured infallibly it should be ignored. Further, he seems to think society is currently 'run' by an elite chosen by some Star Chamber according to some merit metric; I tend to think many leaders are simply popular people who learn how to navigate reverse dominance hierarchies, and these leaders are pretty widely distributed--politicians at many levels, businessmen who compete against each other. Aristotle noted in his Politics Book 3 that justice is in one sense simple, equality. What makes justice hard politically is, equality of what? I much prefer an imperfect meritocracy to a society where merit is considered meaningless."

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