After Meritocracy

Foer, Franklin
February 2001
New Republic;02/05/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 6, p20
Compares the composition of the members of the cabinet and government advisers of the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Clinton's selection of public officers on the basis of intellectual criteria; Reflection of a return to country-club elitism and populism in the Bush Administration; Influence of the book "The Work of Nations" on the meritocracy ideology of the Clinton Administration; Problems faced by the Clinton Administration in the use of intellectuals and meritocrats in the creation of a health care policy; Advantages of the flexibility of the Clinton Administration in the development of economic policy.


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