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The Tyranny of Merit: Why the Promise of Moving Up Is Pulling America Apart

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A world-famous political philosopher, and the bestselling author of Justice , reveals the driving force behind the resurgence of populism: the tyranny of the meritocracy and the resentments it produces. Our politics are fraught with rancor and resentment. Decades of rising inequality and stalled mobility have fueled a populist revolt against elites. But while the pundits focus on wages and jobs, they are missing a big part of the story: social esteem, and the broader moral dimensions of our current crisis. In recent ...

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The Tyranny of Merit: Why the Promise of Moving Up Is Pulling America Apart 2020, Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN-13: 9780374911010

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