The Tyranny of Merit

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  • Who were your parents? Were they supportive of your education?
  • What school did you go to? Was entry to that school open to all?
  • What people are necessary to your success — colleagues, subordinates, customers, suppliers, cheap foreign workers? To what extent are you enjoying the fruits of the labours of others?
  • The current marketplace happens to value your specific range of talents. Are those talents actually making the world a better place? Are there other talents, currently less highly valued, that are also essential to a society?



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Roz Savage

Roz Savage

Former management consultant who stepped out of the ordinary to row oceans solo. Currently writing and podcasting at