The Far Side of Meritocracy

Michael Young's coinage of the term "meritocracy" is turning fifty years old. Young's satirical warnings of its downside remain as fresh as ever.

Appeared in: Volume 08, Number 2 | Published on: October 11, 2012

Jonathan B. Imber is Jean Glasscock Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College and editor-in-chief of Society.

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