Archive | June, 2013

Implementation of Meritocracy: After the Why, What About the How?

An introduction to the idea of Meritocracy and its validity often raises the question, “How will the ‘best’ rise to the top?” Answers lead to more questions: “How will we implement this version of Meritocracy in a reasonable way? What are the steps needed to bring this plan to fruition?” From the answers to these […]

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Meritocratic Democracy vs. Plain Old Democracy

Red States vs. Blue States. Pepsi vs. Coke. Lebron vs. Kobe. It’s all the same: debates that distract, and turn trivial things into spectacles that somehow warrant global attention. The media does a great job of comparing unimportant things and spinning them to hype up the public for no good reason — all in the […]

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Wall Street: Robin Hood a No-Show — Part I

“We Petition the Obama Administration to Demand a Wall Street Sales Tax: Dear President Obama, The fiscal problems of the United States are largely due to the fact that Wall Street pays no taxes. While working families pay on average 7% in sales tax for the necessities of life, Wall Street speculators pay no tax […]

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True Merit: A Portrait

In order to implement Meritocracy, we must have a good foundation. We ought to define what we mean by merit. After all, without a clear enough definition of what constitutes merit, the vision we are aiming for becomes too vague. Nothing so vague would bode well for us, especially when it concerns the primary substance […]

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Meritocracy: A Closer Look: Part II

Economic warfare The first thing you should know is that economic war kills more than does conventional warfare. It is estimated that each year about 17 to 20 million people die of starvation, mostly children. Have you ever wondered why African and Latin American countries with large mineral resources, from diamonds and other gems, to […]

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Meritocracy: A Closer Look: Part I

Explanation of the current state of the world “The world is controlled by a global elite of approximately 6,000 persons. 94% are male, and their average age is 60 years old. 2% of the world population controls about 50% of global wealth.” “1,100 billionaires have twice the wealth of 2.5 billion people. The 50 largest […]

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The Best Is Yet to Come: Part IV

Education is arguably the number one priority of the Meritocratic State. Without Customized Education, all other tenets of Meritocracy would shift uneasily on a foundation of sand. Only a highly advanced education system, universal for all children, coupled with the development of a “culture of education”, will provide the heartbeat and lifeblood of Meritocratic quality […]

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