Life among the `meritocrats.'

Glastris, Paul
August 1993
U.S. News & World Report;8/30/93, Vol. 115 Issue 9, p30
Focuses on an increasingly influential class in America--the `meritocracy'--those who rise economically and socially largely because of superior education rather than because they are propelled be external forces like family wealth or pedigree. Bill Clinton, the first meritocratic president; Special problems posed by the meritocratic system--overemphasizing educational credentials and caste system; Michael Young's 1958 book, `The Rise of the Meritocracy.'


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