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

Colossal Fustercluck Bowl MMA Pay-per-View Match: Jordan Peterson v. Slavoj Žižek

  by O Society Mar 6, 2019 Announcement:  Debate Between Slavoj Žižek and Jordan Peterson set for April 19, 2019 in Toronto, Canada https://youtu.be/sM8foX2RwZ8 AAAargh! There are a couple of human beings who share our world I simply cannot listen to. What I mean is when they open their mouths, this symphony of noise comes out. … Continue reading Colossal Fustercluck Bowl MMA Pay-per-View Match: Jordan Peterson v. Slavoj Žižek

Many Voters Think Trump’s a Self-Made Man. What Happens When You Tell Them Otherwise? 4 American Narratives

https://youtu.be/vvCtwDAQta0 by Robert Reich Guardian Mar 4, 2019 edited by O Society Donald Trump perfected the art of telling a false story about himself and about America. The way to counter fake narratives is to tell a real story of America. A People’s History Of The United States – Howard Zinn Trump’s story is by now … Continue reading Many Voters Think Trump’s a Self-Made Man. What Happens When You Tell Them Otherwise? 4 American Narratives