Tag: Democracy (22)

The Meritocracy Trap: Daniel Markovits

January 10, 2020

“Meritocracy is just an ideological construction designed to make inequality okay, when inequality is not okay.”

Daniel Markovits is the author of The Meritocracy Trap as well as Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His book places meritocracy at the center of rising economic inequality and social political dysfunction. We talk about how the myth of meritocracy feeds inequality and erodes democracy.

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Trailer: Probable Futures

July 19, 2019

“Though the future might be hard, humanity will persist.” In this upcoming season, we examine what our probable future is going to look like and interviewed guests with expertise in a variety of fields. We discuss the economics of healthcare, the probabilities of tolerable climate futures, the enormous collateral consequences of the current cash bail […]

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