The Myth of America Meritocracy

    https://youtu.be/meiU6TxysCg What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally? by Ron Unz American Conservative (PDF) edited by O Society Mar 21, 2019 Just before the Labor Day weekend, a front page New York Timesstory broke the news of the largest cheating scandal in Harvard University history, in which nearly half the students taking a … Continue reading The Myth of America Meritocracy

We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

by Ilhan Omar Washington Post March 18, 2019 ince I began my first term in Congress, I have sought to speak openly and honestly about the scale of the issues our country faces — whether it is ending the crippling burden of student debt, tackling the existential threat of climate change or making sure no one … Continue reading We Must Apply Our Universal Values to All Nations. Only Then Will We Achieve Peace.

Meritocracy is a myth invented by rich people

Meritocracy is a marketing gimmick. Just like “New & Improved” is a marketing gimmick. This one’s called “Nothing Sells Like Success.” This marketing slogan helps the Harvard MBA and JD crowd sleep at night. Ethics and real philosophical debate are not allowed at MBA school. No, they aren't. Ain't allowed in Congress either. No, it … Continue reading Meritocracy is a myth invented by rich people

A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

by Clifton Mark Aeon edited by O Society Mar 13, 2019 ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’   ~ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013  ‘We must create a level playing field for American companies and workers.’ … Continue reading A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

It’s Time to End the Myth: Black Voters Do Like Bernie Sanders

by Symone Sanders Marmalade edited by O Society Mar 11, 2019 The saddest part of racism is how it is used by blacks in the comfortable classes to silence the voices of blacks in the lower classes. Allegations of racism thrown at Sanders didn’t just dismiss white Bernie Bros but throws the entire cross-racial support under the bus. … Continue reading It’s Time to End the Myth: Black Voters Do Like Bernie Sanders

Is There a Sell-by Date on Us? Ask Cindy Crawford and Paulina Porizkova (Echochamber Friday)

edited by O Society Friday March 8, 2019 Welcome to Echochamber Friday, which is when we read articles we normally wouldn't, so we don't become frogs in a well. Understanding our culture instead. Is age just a number? Is 50 the new 35, as the clichés go? What's proper for a woman with class - … Continue reading Is There a Sell-by Date on Us? Ask Cindy Crawford and Paulina Porizkova (Echochamber Friday)

Cornel West on Bernie, Trump, & Racism

Mehdi Hassan interviews Cornel West Deconstructed Edited by O Society Mar 7, 2019 IN 2015, BERNIE SANDERS was an insurgent candidate — an outsider and underdog with little money and very little name recognition. Four years later, he finds himself a frontrunner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and one of the most popular … Continue reading Cornel West on Bernie, Trump, & Racism